Courtney Cantrell was born in Texas and grew up in Germany. At age 12, she penned her first novel: a one-page murder mystery. (The gardener did it.) By age 17, she had finished two full-length sci-fi novels. After earning her bachelor’s degree in English/Writing from Oklahoma Christian University, Courtney worked as a missionary in Germany for six years. She then returned to Oklahoma City to begin writing full time. As of 2012, she has completed ten novels in multiple genres. Courtney lives with her husband, their cat, and an assortment of cross-cultural doohickeys. She is a founding artist at ConsortiumOKC.com, a contributing editor at writing advice site UnstressedSyllables.com, and a regular blogger at her own courtcan.com.