Carla Buckley lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, an environmental research professor and their three children. A former graphic artist and technical writer, Carla pursued a career in marketing before deciding to stay home and raise a family. While the babies napped, Carla wrote. She is a fitness enthusiast and loves spending time in art museums. She adores the work of John Singer Sargent, whose portraits she admires for their sheer luminosity. Her favorite painting by him, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose hangs in the Tate Gallery, and someday she hopes to see it in person.