Missouri Vaun spent a large part of her childhood in southern Mississippi, before attending high school in North Carolina and college in Tennessee. Strong connections to her roots in the rural South have been a grounding force throughout her life. Vaun spent twelve years working for newspapers in places as disparate as Chicago, Atlanta, and Jackson, Miss. Her novels are heartfelt, earthy, and speak of loyalty and our responsibility to others. She currently lives in Northern California with her wife, Evelyn.
Missouri Vaun also writes under the name Paige Braddock.