A.L. Walker is an American writer who grew up surrounded by animals and oil in West Texas. After moving to Arizona, where she still lives with her husband and children, she was a ballet teacher and financial writer for many years. After going independent, she now writes fiction while surrounded by parrots, guinea pigs and other lovely things. Her stories span many genres and often include non-traditional characters. "What Happened in the Cove" is her most recent book. She has a soft spot for small YouTube gamers and Route 66. Her sister, HarleyCyn, is a well-known cosplayer.