Shae Ford was born and raised in a not-so-small town outside of Ft. Worth, Texas. She comes from a long line of storytellers, and has spent countless hours seated at the kitchen table: listening to the fisherman's tales, passionate political rants, and sidesplitting antics of her often-mischievous extended family. Her mother, who could always find room in the budget for a new book, has been the unwitting accomplice to several of Shae's minor classroom crimes -- from excessive doodling in the margins, to concealing the latest "Harry Potter" book beneath the pages of her algebra assignment. She has yet to be charged.
Shae holds a degree in English from Texas A&M University (Whoop!), where a creative writing class and an internship at Mays set her off on an adventure she will never forget.