Chanda Stafford was born and raised in northern Michigan. It’s the kind of place where you have to put chains on your tires for nine months out of the year and when people ask you where you live, you hold your hand up like a mitten and point.

When she became tired of the snow, she moved to Arizona and fell in love with the mountains. Eventually, Michigan called her home again and she moved back, although she still misses the mountains, the warm temperatures, and the amazing people she met along the way.

To keep busy, Chanda teaches high school English, rescues animals, sells vintage and antique treasures, and writes books. She has three books out: First and Imposter (books one and two of the Live Once trilogy), and Burning Bright.