Pauline Baird Jones is the award-winning author of fifteen novels of science fiction romance, action-adventure, suspense, romantic suspense and comedy-mystery, as well as several short story anthologies. Girl Gone Nova and Out of Time were EPIC Book Award winners. Her eighth novel, The Key won an Independent Book Award Bronze Medal (IPPY) for 2008 and is a 2007 Dream Realm Awards Winner. With the closing of L&L Dreamspell, Pauline has opted to independently publish. Originally from Wyoming, she and her family moved from New Orleans to Texas before Katrina.