CHAKA HEINZE resides in Nebraska with her hard-working husband, four beautiful children, and a crazed terrier. A Season's End, her first novel, was completed with the assistance of her children who helped develop her focus by making her write as she arbitrated disputes, refereed grudge matches and oversaw toxic cleanups. Once they reached school age, her children graciously agreed to relinquish their hold on her sanity slowly over the next several years. She is now excitedly pursuing her passion to tell another good story