Mira Lyn Kelly grew up in the Chicago area and earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University. She met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy, only to discover he'd been living right around the corner from her for the previous two years. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she's now settled with her husband in rural Minnesota where their four beautiful children provide an excess of action, adventure, and entertainment.With writing as her passion, and inspiration striking at the darnedest times, Mira can always be found with a notebook at the ready. (More than once she's been caught by the neighbours, covered in grass clippings, scribbling away atop the compost container!)When she isn't reading, writing, or running to keep up with the kids, she loves watching movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.