Born in small town Whitesboro, New York, J.J.M.Czep is the daughter of entrepreneurial parents. She spent much of her childhood wandering fields and swamplands surrounding her parents’ home. Content to create imaginary companions and adventures, she took to writing down the stories in her overactive imagination. To become a better writer, she belly-dances, participates in rapier tournaments, and cavorts with pirates, mermaids, faeries, and mystics. She shares her peaceful home with her cats and teenage son.