Mercedes Martell is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Masters in Foreign Language and Literature. Ms Martell lived abroad during her early childhood and blends cultures and differences into play in her book. Observation and recollection has been an integral part of her life. She has lived in this great nation “coast to coast to coast” as she says. Her interest is not limited to literature. She is an activist for freedom and animal rights, a dedicated athlete, and music lover. Her hobbies and pastimes include stained glass, redecorating and charities.