Christie Gordon’s first loves were art and science. She gave way to her passion for art for many years after getting an education in engineering and business and worked in the high tech industry in California’s Silicon Valley. Her career allowed her to travel the world—Australia, Africa, Europe, and Asia. After moving to Arizona to be close to her family, she married, gave birth to her son, Jared, and adopted a second son from Russia, Nicholas. When her boys were old enough to attend school, her passion for art flared once again and a new passion, writing, took hold of her. Now, she lives in a small town on the outskirts of Phoenix with her sons, Jared and Nicholas, and dog, Riza, enjoying a life filled with writing and art, friends and family.