Born in Enid, Oklahoma. Did not finish high school. Entered the workforce in the personnel industry. Moved to Denver, Colorado. Got a divorce. Supported three children without child support. Started a business in the temporary personnel industry. Operated the business for twenty-seven years with some of the greatest employees anyone could ask for. Opened eight more locations in Colorado, Arizona, and Oklahoma. Sold all of the businesses in 1995. Bought a yacht and sailed away for five years. Bought a motor coach and drove to about every state for three years. Bought a home in Mexico and spends the winter there. Became interested in the aspects of survival. Built a survival retreat in the mountains of northern Colorado. Decided that she knew enough words to write a book.