Jerry Byrum is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of High Point University, and East Carolina University. After service in the U.S. Army, Jerry taught public school science six years, and served as a science consultant four years. He enjoyed a 25-year career as a national representative of the American Federation of Teachers, with assignments in more than 30 states. His passions are his family, writing, reading, teaching, speaking, and quilting. He writes and relaxes from the mountains to the coast of the variety vacation-land, North Carolina. He enjoys writing edgy contemporary romance with strong female protagonists and other runaway characters usually on a mission to satisfy their passions. Jerry writes complete, stand-alone stories, and you may read them in any order. He is a member of the Romance Writers of America.