Buckner graduated with English Honors from Memphis State University, studied writing at Harvard University, then earned her Master's degree in Creative Writing at Boston University. She has traveled through Europe, New Zealand and North America, lived in California, Alaska, Maine and Massachusetts, and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
As marketing vice president for a nationwide financial firm, her commercial writing earned numerous professional awards, including two Diamond Addies. She is currently a freelance writer, environmental activist, and ardent whitewater kayaker. Other publishing credits include magazine features, marketing materials, and content for many Web sites. She recently authored a major research report for the World Wildlife Fund.
Biography provided by the author, August 2004.