Annie Rachel Cole was born in Temple, Texas, and grew up in the small town of Buckholts. Annie graduated from University of Houston—Clear Lake and has worked for the past several years as both a high school English teacher and a junior high Language Arts teacher. She currently teaches Communication Applications to 8th graders. She enjoys reading, fishing, and playing Texas Hold’em poker. Annie lives in New Braunfels with her husband, son, and two cats who think they rule the house.