Born and raised in western Minnesota, Trina L. Talma has been writing for much of her life, with a concentration on fantasy and speculative fiction. She published her first novel in the pages of her high school's newspaper, the "Green Crest", during her senior year. Now living in eastern North Dakota, she utterly fails to fathom the appeal of the movie "Fargo". Her hobbies include voracious reading, blogging, creating jewelry, squirrel-watching, playing "The Sims" and vicariously stalking a wide variety of celebrities. As the mother of two young children and five aging cats, she aspires to be "mad, bad and dangerous to know," but would settle for the ability to afford part-time maid service. Currently she is probably in need of a haircut and some dark chocolate.