Barbara Taylor Sissel was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and grew up in various locations across the United States. In addition to her national print debut novel, EVIDENCE OF LIFE, (2013), she is the author of three indie novels. The theme of her books is summed up in her tag line: At the heart of every crime, there's a family, someone you love. She was inspired to write about how crime affects the family after living for several years with her own family on the grounds of a first offender prison facility. A passionate gardener, she often finds inspiration outdoors. Barbara is the mother of two sons and currently lives, writes, and gardens in a community near Houston, Texas.