Laurisa White Reyes spent many years writing for newspapers and magazines before mustering enough courage to pursue her dream of writing novels. Aside from her obsession with books, she also loves musical theater and fantasizes about singing on Broadway (one dream she does not intend to pursue). She lives in Southern California with her husband, five children, four birds, three lizards, two fish and one dog. Please visit her website www.laurisawhitereyes.com and her blog www.1000wrongs.blogspot.com. The Rock of Ivanore is her first published novel.