m. m. burke has worn many hats, including equestrienne instructor, magazine editor, and construction supervisor. Originally from the southern California coast, she moved east when she realized she would never be tan or blonde. Since then, she has spent most of her adult life in and around Washington DC, where she has been imagining – but not writing - ‘tales with a twist’ since for years. Finally, with a recently (and regrettably) empty nest, she has turned her attention to storytelling, focusing on overcoming the unexpected challenges that life throws at us. When not bent over a hot computer, you can find her pursuing her other loves, including graphic design, sports of almost any kind, and cooking for a crowd.