A graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature, Shirley Kiger Connolly loves to wear different hats and use both sides of her brain. With her creative mind she pens historical fiction romances laced with nuggets of inspiration, and when wearing her thinking cap, she writes nonfiction devotional books. With a third trusty hat she hopes contains a bit of wisdom, Shirley teaches Koinonia women's bible studies and often speaks at retreats or luncheons. Outside her writing and speaking time, Shirley is an active mom and grandma who loves searches for different way she can rearrange her furniture, if she's not cross-stitching or doing needlework or watching old movies with her husband. As a part-time farm woman, Shirley spends some of her moments with her chickens, her dogs, and her cats. She stays active in American Christian Fiction Writers; Hearts through History Chapter of Romance Writers of America; and last but not least Faith-Hope-Love, RWA.