A former high school English teacher, Laurel Thomas has written for magazines such as Guideposts, Mysterious Ways and others. In addition to her foray into fiction with her first novel, Laurel has ghosted nonfiction books and edited others. Laurel holds degrees in English and Counseling. She is a chaplain for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations as well as being a lay pastor. Check out her blog at freefreshbread.wordpress.com and her website at www.laurelthomas.org.