Kessie Carroll is a nerdy homeschooler who grew up in California’s Central Valley. She amused herself and her six siblings by reading books aloud and telling dramatic stories. One day she realized that she ought to write them down so she wouldn’t forget them.
At the same time, Kessie and her siblings had discovered video games. During one hot, dull summer, Kessie began writing stories about Sonic the Hedgehog. This became a passion that spawned a website (netraptor.org, now extinct), where other teens could submit art and stories.
One of her online friends wound up becoming her husband. Together they kept telling stories and creating worlds. One of them became the Spacetime Legacy series, about young people with time and space magic.
Today they live in Arizona, where Kessie is still writing stories and reading them aloud to her own kids. She is passionately fond of fantasy, superhero movies with big explosions, and reptiles.