Suzie O'Connell grew up in Western Washington, but has called the mountains and valleys of Western Montana home for well over a decade. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Writing from the University of Montana-Western. She now teaches high school English. When she isn't writing or teaching, she enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband Mark, their daughter Maddie, and their golden retriever Reilly. Mountain Angel is her first book.