Kristie Carpenter has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master’s of Education from Wayland Baptist University. She spent 15 years working in the media, both publishing and television. Most of those years were spent producing live news in a career that led her from Louisiana to Texas and Hawaii. She also taught community college level communications classes in Oklahoma. Other than writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, going to the beach, and running. Being a native of New Orleans, she is happy to finally be back in the South and call Pooler home.