Deni Cary Phillips joined the ranks of professional writers in 1986. Since then she has worked as a journalist, grant writer, public relations and marketing consultant, and editor for magazines, dissertations and other such life happenings. Living and working in small towns and college communities has offered many venues for writing. It also offered the chance to develop a love for the type of characters who live in such places, whose stories and incidents come to life, along with their troubles and triumphs, in her novels. Deni lives, works and enjoys her human and pet families from her home in Columbia, MO.