New York Times bestselling author, Kelsie Leverich, grew up in the small town of St. Joseph, Illinois before getting married and following her husband from one Army post to another. After eight years, they finally settled down in Avon, Indiana with two adorable monsters who are better known as their kids. Her life revolves around her family (to include three dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it's a crazy mess--but that's the way she loves it. Kelsie is a lipstick junkie, nail polish hoarder, and lover of words. She is most definitely not a morning person, has a soft spot for animals, loves musicals, hates seafood, and thinks laundry is the source of all evil. Whether she is reading it or writing it, Kelsie is a sucker for romance. Add some toe-curling passion and she is done for.