Joanne Taylor Moore was born in Massachusetts and enjoyed life on a small, family farm where she learn to love nature and develop her imagination. She has published some of her poems and written newspaper articles, but mystery novels are her favorite genre. Her Blood Mountain series is about life and murder in the Arizona Desert. Moore lives with her husband, Larry, in Yuma, Arizona, and loves to spend her free time reading, designing jewelry, and visiting her four children and eleven grandchildren.