J. A. Clarke grew up in Africa where weekly trips to the library were the main entertainment event of the week. Although she's traveled on four continents and loves learning about other cultures, she is now firmly grounded in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With her husband, two sons and dog pack in tow, she enjoys exploring the fabulous scenic treasures of the area. Someday, it is her fond hope, she will take her family on a grand adventure in Africa.