Carol Ervin has been a teacher, business owner, and writer and designer of marketing materials. Married to her childhood sweetheart, she has two grown children and lives on a hillside farm in West Virginia with a steep lane and a spectacular view of wooded mountains. She has a great interest in the history and culture of the hardy settlers of the Appalachian Mountains, and never tires of gazing at West Virginia's rugged mountain streams and woodland foliage. The Girl on the Mountain is her first novel. She is currently working on a sequel.