Susan Maria Brookins was born in 1967 in Long Beach, California, and grew up in Orange County. She met her husband in Arrowbear, California when she was nineteen, married at twenty. They have two sons: Cassidy James, and Jasper Ryan. Susan is so happy with two boys; they have been a blessing in her life, helping her to grow. Susan was always an avid equestrian and has written stories and poetry her whole life. She also paints and plays music, loves being outdoors, farming, and drives a tractor. She hopes to help this troubled world in whatever capacity her creator enables her. Susan lives in Chrismas Valley, Oregon with her family.