Award winning author, Wanda DeHaven Pyle grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas and her recollections of life on the tallgrass prairie influence her writing. Her work explores the untold stories of past generations and the impact they have on those who follow.

A frequent writer of stories as a child, she always thought that one day should grow up to become a writer.  Unfortunately, life had a way of intervening in best of her plans. Wanda is descended from a long line of educators going back as far as anyone can remember.  It seemed a natural course for her to take at a time when few careers were open to women.

Throughout her career, she provided mentoring and support for women in leadership positions and continues to encourage women to reach their full potential. Upon retirement she was finally able to pursue a dream that had been deferred since childhood.

She lives in Claremont, California with her husband and spends her retirement years writing, traveling and volunteering her time in support of at-risk children. She also authors a personal blog entitled School Marms and Cowboys at http://drwandapyle.blogspot.com/where she records the inspirations, reflections and insights gleaned through her writing.