Beth Dial Duke was born in Anniston, Alabama and lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida for many years. She is married to Jay and the proud mother of Jason and Savannah. The author of several prize-winning short stories, her work has been featured in Pearl: A Literary Magazine, Longleaf Style magazine and included in the British anthology The Possibility of Bears. After a successful career in marketing, she is pursuing her first love: writing. Happily located in the scenic mountains of our state, she lives with her family and eleven loyal chickens, two lovable dogs and a randomly affectionate cat.