Janice Cole Hopkins grew up in the Appalachian culture she writes about in this series. She learned to love stories at an early age, taught English and history, wrote for magazines, and dreamed of writing novels. When she became her mother’s caregiver, she was able to work on these manuscripts. She points out this is just one more example of how God can bring good from even bad situations. Janice is also a pastor’s wife devoted to serving God and giving Him the glory.