Annalisa Daughety, an Arkansas native, won first place in the Contemporary Romance category at the 2008 ACFW Genesis Awards. After graduating from Freed-Hardeman University, Annalisa worked as a park ranger for the National Park Service. This experience inspired her to write the Walk in the Park series. Each book in the series is set in a different national park. In addition to the Walk in the Park series, Annalisa also wrote Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio. She currently lives in Memphis with two spoiled dogs, Arnie and Buster.