Kristen West McGuire was born in Texas, raised in Oregon...and has lived all over the great United States. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Georgetown University and an M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary. Her first job was at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. She has been a freelance writer for over twenty-five years and her work has been published in both secular and religious periodicals. Her energy and mission-focused writing has raised friends and funds for social service agencies, museums, churches and schools. She lives in Hardeeville, SC with her husband, a retired Marine.