R. A. Labrenz was born in her beloved Chicago (Pilsen neighborhood) and currently lives in North Florida. She has been writing since she was six years old, when she won her first award for an essay about her terrific and articulate father. Labrenz fosters a didactic approach to writing. In her words, she "writes about what matters." Both sides of her family are gifted story tellers, so she not only grew up immersed in this environment, but inherited those genes, the imagination, the memory and the word orientation to bring stories to life. As an Administrator who worked in corporate settings, she was often tasked with writing and communication. Since her heart is set on making things better, she has won peer Awards at GE Healthcare and Booz, Allen, Hamilton for implementing those enhancements, including improving the customer experience. When she's not writing she's often volunteering in community service. She describes herself as a Respecter of Life; Enjoyer of friendship with amazing people; Mother of 2 tall, handsome sons; Grandma Nay to Willow and Maya; Happy owner of the rescue Hungarian Vizsla/Yellow Lab-mix, "Doc"; Citizen of the World; Painter; Gardener; Chef/Baker; Author; Mentor; Speaker; Life Coach, and one of millions of Americans who descended from Governor William Bradford (Plymouth Plantation/Mayflower).