Award-winning author F.C. Pearce was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Ballinger, Texas, destined for a nomadic life: first being educated at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she studied creative writing, then modeling in Dallas, and before divorcing, being married to a diplomat with whom she shared an adventurous life overseas (winding over the Khyber Pass on the back seat of an Afghan bus was but one of many fine adventures), eventually returning to the United States to live in Washington, D.C.
Leaving her life in high-powered Washington to begin anew, and to take a chance on love again, she took up residence in a rustic one-room cabin on the Big Wood River in Ketchum, Idaho. That led her to another river in New Mexico where, for a spell, she called a thirty-foot Airstream home. It was a fairly smooth, entirely voluntary transition from dancing in the White House to sitting on the banks of the Little Tesuque protecting her suppers from a greedy resident raccoon. Of that time, she comments, “Well, love certainly had its day, and I made off with some good fodder for my creative pursuits, but there were challenges...given hindsight? No regrets."
Then to now, she has lived coast to coast as a business owner, project manager, copywriter, and freelance writer. Coupled with her considerable writing skills, she has gathered plenty of inspiration along the way to fuel a lifetime of storytelling. Relaxing at the piano, playing classical to Latin to jazz, provides the perfect counterpoint to life’s commotion. She now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the company of her cat Sweezer who was named after the beloved fictional character in her debut novel, Listen for the Mourning Dove.