Marie Piper is a Michigan native who earned her B.A. in English Literature from Michigan State University, and now lives in Chicago. She loves travel, coffee,and surrounding herself with her book hoard. Marie has published several short pieces in erotica collections from House of Erotica, Coming Together, LoveSlave, Torquere Press, and recently celebrated the release of Haven’s Flame, the first novel in her steamy Western Historical Romance series, Fires of Cricket Bend. The second book in the series – title forthcoming – will be released soon.