J.L. Brandenburg was born in Vincennes, Indiana in 1960. She married a military man and moved around the US, living in seven different states, but visiting thirty-eight. After spending thirteen years in Virginia, it became her new “home.”
Before retiring, she earned her living as a social worker. Her background gives her an understanding of the emotional devastation that can result from broken families, regardless of the cause. Her passion for writing began when she was young, but her style of writing is inspired by Tom Clancy, Len Deighton, Steve Martini, Patricia Cornwell, Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele.
Ms. Brandenburg currently resides in Illinois. She shares her home with her two grandchildren, two dogs, two cats, and fosters an adult with disabilities.