Renae Weight Mackley has lived in California and Utah, raised six children, and is thrilled to be in the grandmother stage. She knows that living in the world only gets harder with time. Her writing--from non-fiction to romance--reflects ways to shine through the darkness.
A stay-at-home mom for many years, Mackley invaded her children's lives at school by becoming a K-12 substitute teacher for thirteen years. She found further fulfillment through creating music, sewing, and good home cooking, until rekindling her love of creative writing. After tasting two first place wins for the first chapter of Secrets of the King's Daughter, she hungered to keep writing. Sometimes it's hard to stop for dinner or bike rides with hubby.
Mackley graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS degree in Clothing and Textiles. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.