An avid reader by age seven, Clari Dees loved to hang out at the public library, and the local bookstore staff knew her by name. She has worked for a lawn care service, as a wrangler for a riding stable and as a tour guide in an historical show cave. Her fascination with books and libraries continues, however, and Clari now works as a public librarian by day and a writer by night. When she's not locating books for a student's overdue research paper or tracing down an elusive genealogy link for a library patron, she can be found at her computer researching or writing her next story.
Clari, a preacher's kid from a large family, has been in forty-one states and two countries on mission and singing trips. She still travels frequently, but firmly believes there is no place like home, which happens to be the beautiful Show-Me State of Missouri. If she's not working, writing or reading, she's spending time with her family or playing with the horses, dogs, cat, goldfish, rabbit or bearded dragon that inhabit their country place