Kelly Wacker is a Western native currently residing in the Deep South where she teaches art history and environmental studies at a liberal arts university. Stories have been quietly spinning around in her head for years and she recently decided to craft one into a proper narrative. The resulting novella is a historical romance set in France during the First World War. Deeply connected to the natural world, she can often be found observing, thinking, and daydreaming while walking with her canine companion in the fields and along the creeks near her home. She is also inspired by good conversation, music, and coffee. The latter she is keeping fresh, hot, and near at hand while she works on a full-length novel.