Toni Draper was born and lived most of her life in the Mid-Atlantic state of Maryland. These days, home is a cozy casita on a two-acre sprawl that she shares with her wife and their current pack of perros: Kona, Juneau, Tucker, and Ellie, deep in the heart of Texas. Over the years, she has rescued a number of senior and special needs underdogs and immortalizes them via nods on her pages. A Spanish Teacher, the language siempre seems to find its way into her writing. Her debut novel WILDFIRE, a second-chance lesbian romance, was published in July 2021. Her second book, DEAD OF NIGHT, a romance/mystery set on the San Antonio River Walk, is slated for publication by Desert Palm Press this spring.