From the time she can remember, L. L. Mitchell wanted to work with animals. She obtained a degree in wildlife biology from Auburn University and landed her first job as a zookeeper at the City of Montgomery Zoo in Montgomery, Alabama. She later worked at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina as the Animal Habitat Manager. Mitchell saw how visitors were enthralled with zookeeping and her job caring for the animals. That’s why she wrote her book "The Animals of Grandfather Mountain: An Animal Caretaker’s Tales".
She now lives in northwestern Wyoming with her two horses, three dogs and husband near Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Her recently completed novel, "Colter’s Hell", is a supernatural thriller set in Yellowstone National Park.
When she’s not writing, she’s riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Quite a Sugarfoot. They enjoy endurance riding in the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) and are doing great in a sport where the majority of horses are Arabians.