Nell Gavin was raised in Chicago, then moved to Texas where she married and raised two sons. Her family now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She spent several years as a technical writer, and also worked as a software product manager for a number of years before that. Her writing debut, "Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn," was a William Faulkner finalist for best novel. Her second novel, "Hang On," was awarded the silver medal for the Living Now Book Awards.