Veronica Bartles was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming as one of eight children. Growing up in a large family helped her develop many talents of her own and appreciation for those of others. She graduated from East High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming and went on to receive a B.A. with Honors in English from the University of Wyoming. She has been featured in the High Plains Register (the literary magazine for Laramie County Community College) and the Scout (a small weekly newspaper in Gillette, Wyoming). She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and 4 children.