An enthusiastic nature lover, farmer, and writer, Billie Brannock lives in the remote outskirts of Tucson, AZ with her high school sweetheart and husband, Tom. She is the mother of two sons, Tom and Billy, who are both grown and married with families of their own. Mrs. Brannock also has a granddaughter, Ryleigh Grace, who is the apple of her eye. Brannock has published five novels in young adult fantasy and horror genres; Siggi's Trolls, The Griffon's Lair, The Boneyard, Dead Coyotes, and Slaughterhouse Remains, which are all available online through Amazon.com under both her real name and additional pen name of Robbin Nickaell. She is also an independent filmmaker (Dead Coyotes Productions) and an active script writer with two films, Twin Brides (feature length comedy, 2012) and Bloody Kisses (horror short film, 2012, available as DVD on Amazon.com) to her credit as both writer and producer. An avid lover of children and animals, she has recently retired from a 16 year teaching career as a Special Education Paraprofessional to focus on her intense passion for writing. Brannock enjoys a vast assortment of barnyard animals from horses to chickens on her small farm in the desert. She has lived in Tucson for over 40 years and is amazed by the desert's unequaled beauty and serenity which has provided her the perfect writing environment.