T. R. Ragan grew up in a family of five girls in Lafayette, California. An avid traveler, her wanderings have carried her to Ireland, the Netherlands, China, Thailand, and Nepal, where she narrowly survived being chased by a killer elephant. Before devoting herself to writing fiction, she worked as a legal secretary for a large corporation. She is the author of Abducted and Dead Weight, the first books in the Lizzy Gardner series. Writing under the name Theresa Ragan, she is also the author of Return of the Rose, A Knight in Central Park, Taming Mad Max, Finding Kate Huntley, and Having My Baby. She and her family live in Sacramento.