A bit of a nomad, Native Texan, J. L. Chalfant has lived in Texas, New Mexico, California, Arizona, Wyoming, and now lives in Arkansas. Her adventures called for training in outdoor skills, visual arts, creative writing, and a master’s degree in special education. Today, she enjoys the writing life. Her background, and her studies in Native American, Celtic and middle-eastern cultures and histories fuel her stories. Her next work centers around a Celtic Curse and three Spirit Shades who bring their ancient battles into the present, and into the lives of three unusual people and their humorous and outrageous community.