R. A. Labrenz is from Chicago’s Southside and currently lives in North Florida. She has been writing since she was six years old, where she won her first award for an essay about her terrific, literate and articulate father. Both sides of her family are smart, gifted, story tellers so she not only grew up immersed in this environment, but inherited those genes, the imagination, the memory and the word orientation to bring stories to life. As an Administrator who worked in corporate settings, she was often tasked with writing and communication. She has two tall, handsome grown sons, a granddaughter named Willow and a rescue dog named Doc. She says she would write even if no one read her stories, because writing brings her such great enjoyment. When she’s not writing she’s painting (decor and fine art), gardening, traveling and volunteering in community service work.