Valerie P Chandler (VP Chandler) is a Texan through and through. She received her B.A. in Literature from Southwestern University and has been a paralegal and a teacher. The city girl married her cowboy and became a rancher as well as a Jill of all trades. The crazy escapades of ranch life, and the urge to document the fading history and culture of rural Texas, have fueled her life-long desire to write historical fiction. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Writers' League of Texas, and is currently working on her debut novel, Gilt Ridden.