Kay Austin is a displaced Southern belle and keeper of the secret recipe for Cornelia Love’s pecan pralines. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest rainforest in the shadow of a snoozing volcano, Mt. Rainier. As the great-granddaughter of a Civil War veteran who survived Pickett's Charge and daughter of a sassy Army nurse bride and a WWII vet who survived Guadalcanal, Kay believes her passion for life and telling stories is genetic. She is a historian and world traveler with shopping skills in five languages and merit badges for mastering the subways in New York, Paris, and London. Kay and her husband--her very own Time Rogue--are real life adventurers who have endured volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, wooden roller-coasters, and the insatiable demands of four and a half cats. Kay is currently working on her next book, and brushing up on Italian for her next trip to Pompeii.