M.A. Bonuso is a writer, wife, and mother of two sons based in a small town west of St. Louis, MO. After being caught in several economic downturns that forced her in and out of employment and taking a disheartening job in a call center before her family's health insurance ran out, she decided to pursue her dream to write stories that readers would enjoy. Her first novel in the Threads of the Departed Trilogy is Strands. She is also the author of Unraveled and Frayed.