Jennifer Bates was born in Spokane, Washington and grew up in Burien, Washington. Craving an adventurous change in her life, she packed up her son and moved to Idaho. A year later she met the man who would forever change her life and went to Ontario, Oregon where she stayed until another adventure came calling and she found her home in Louisiana.
Jennifer started writing at a young age, always filling spiral notebooks with ideas and stories. When she was in 4th grade, she wrote a short story for a young writers conference and placed second. She always had a story of some kind in her head, and it wasn’t until 2015 that her son finally talked her into putting her favorite story to paper and a new adventure was born.
Jennifer enjoys fiction novels of many genres, but her favorite book series (she reads it every year) is the Wilderness series by Sara Donati. Fascinated by anything organized crime related, she finds inspiration for her writing.
Among a few of Jennifer’s favorite things (not necessarily in this order) are cheesecake, hockey, video games, and spending time with her family. By day, she is a legal secretary in Lafayette, Louisiana where she resides with her husband, kids, and grandchildren.