JB "Joey" Marsden wrote her first short story at age ten, but, needing to make a living, spent many years producing academic tomes that no one enjoyed reading. Now, having published novels, she has realized her childhood dream. JB lives on her family farm in the beautiful Mississippi River valley of western Illinois, where she grew up. Before that, she lived in urban areas in upstate New York, Michigan, and Kentucky. Her wife and sisters surround her with loving support and compete with her in rousing card games. Aside from writing, Joey enjoys reading, photography, outdoor sports and activities, and classic movies. Even though she can be found most often in the quiet of rural living, she travels for work and fun both in the U.S. and abroad.