Jenifer Ratliff was a nurse for many years before switching careers to be a teacher. She currently teaches reading skills to help increase reading ability in kids. Her first book "Sam, Sara, and the Red Ball" won two awards in 2023. She is a transplanted Tucsonan who loves gardening, reading and playing with her three dogs and three cats. She was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award 2023. She won the Royal Dragonfly Award and Children's Chater Book 2023.