Randle lives on the banks of the Provo River with her husband, their four wild children, and a brindled, brainless collie. She fills her days with algebra, church stuff, quilting, refereeing the children, and managing the business and moral deportment of a phalanx of musicians who frequent the family recording studio. She has a firm belief that light is better than darkness, and that every soul knows it, at some level.
Graduated from BYU and taught English in Salt Lake and in Utah County.
She writes of her work, "I did not always love to write, and I have only guesses as to where ideas for stories may come from. My own creative process is a haphazard, messy sort of affair."
Michigan Library Association's Best Book of the Year for 1996, Booklist top ten pick of the year, and the California Young Readers' Medal.