S. M. McElligott grew up on Long Island, NY where she lived in no less than eleven different towns before meeting and marrying an Irishman from Brooklyn and moving yet again to the Midwest. In the midst of it all, while her husband traveled for business, she raised four children, pursued various graduate studies and held a variety of interesting jobs. Always an avid reader, she decided to pursue a lifelong goal to write when her youngest son graduated from college. Now retired, she loves her newly adopted state of TN, where she writes, golfs, kayaks, plays bridge and stays active in her local parish. She is a member of the Catholic Writer’s Guild and the Author’s Guild of Tennessee.