S. C. Richards was born in Omaha, Nebraska and has spent most of her life in the Midwest.
She has a BA and M.Ed in education has completed post-graduate work in the field of Special Education and Learning Technology. She spent time as a classroom teacher, but has also worked in a variety of businesses over the years. One of her favorite work experiences was as a freelance greeting card writer.
After graduate school, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, later returning to Northern Minnesota to be closer to her family. Every winter, she wonders what the hell she was thinking.