Jacquelyn de León was born in California but her family soon left the sunshine and beaches for the mountains of Washington state. Never living in one place for more than five years, Jacquelyn grew up with a traveler's heart and a belief that with new locations come new adventures. Her own adventures have taken her around the world to the Gold Coast of Australia, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Mexico, Fiji, Samoa, and all around the United States, until finally settling in Texas. Now she is raising two young sons with their father's warrior spirit and their mother's love of adventure. When she is not coming up with new adventures and laughing at conversations between imaginary people, she can be found cooking, exercising, and desperately running after her children.