LaCava grew up in 1960s Texas and always loved history. JFK's assassination imprinted her sense of identity at an early age, and after marrying a Dallas man, the plentiful work of historians and researchers there got her seeking truths behind Camelot. Later on, during fiction studies at SMU, she invented a family impacted by political assassination, and through those characters explored the impact of those deeds on our collective psyche. In the 1960s, countless personal stories were affected while the nation came apart. LaCava and hubby laugh a lot, they are blessed with grown children who are wonderful humans, and a grandson smitten with stories of other times too. With two rescued mutts as her muses the writer stays grounded in mirth and agreeability.