Jerrie Hurd grew up on the Idaho sheep ranch described in her current book. Since then, she has focused on writing, teaching and photography while also doing the suburban wife and mom thing.

She has published three novels with Pocket Books and several nonfiction books with a regional publisher. Her short stories and essays have appeared in various literary magazines. She began her writing career working for her hometown newspaper while still in high school.

She has taught literature and writing at community colleges in Washington State and New Jersey. She has also lead seminars at various writing conferences.

She is a fine art photographer whose work has won awards and shows regularly in galleries across the U.S.

She graduated with honors from University of Colorado and got an MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon.

She has served on the governing boards of the Women of the West Museum and the Autry Museum. She is co-founder and past president of Women Writing the West. She has served on the board of directors for Western Writers of America and the Colorado Authors’ League. She has also served on the board of directors for Women Work Together an organization dedicated to improving girls’ education in Guatemala.

She and her husband currently live in Boulder, Colorado.