A true Southern woman who knows any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa Allan writes woemn's fiction, stories of hope and redemption. Her novels includeince You've Been Gone, All They Want for Christmas, Since You've Been Gone, All They Want for Christmas, A Test of Faith, Threads of Hope,Walking on Broken Glass, and The Edge of Grace. Her historical romance set in the 1840s, Love Finds You in New Orleans (Summerside Press) released in 2012. Christa is the mother of five, grandmother of three, and recently retired after teaching twenty-five years of high school English. She and her husband Ken recently moved with their three neurotic cats and Herman, their new dog after a lifetime in New Orleans to the Houston area to be nearer their kids.