Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She and her husband raised two daughters, two sons, and a plethora of pets without wandering far from the fold. In addition to writing YA fiction, she volunteers her time working with teen girls between the ages of 12-18, all of whom she finds to be beautiful, fascinating creatures that constantly inspire her stories. She developed a love of writing in high-school English, when a teacher introduced her to the joys of escaping reality for ten minutes each day in writing (you know who you are, Mr. Bickmore). When she's not writing, reading or answering emails (notice there is no mention of cleaning, cooking or anything vaguely domestic) she can often times be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home. (Yes, she rides a Harley; no she won't snarl at you if you run into her while she's in her riding leathers.) Learn more at www.cindycbennett.com or http://cindybennett.blogspot.com.