Bobbi A. Chukran (writing as B. A. Neal) is a native Texan, born in Ft. Worth. She grew up in Haltom City, then moved to Grapevine, Texas, when she was ten-years-old. She graduated from Grapevine High School then attended the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981.
Although she had been a writer since she was a young baboo, Bobbi soon started writing professionally and her first book
was published in 1984. Since then, she's written and published numerous
magazine articles, a slew of non-fiction books, oodles of short stories and is also an award-winning,
published playwright. She specializes in writing feisty, quirky characters that live in small towns.
Bobbi now lives with her husband Rudy, and six feline fur-creatures, in Taylor, Texas, where they live in a formerly abandoned 1930s
cottage that they spent the last year remodeling. Much of her time is spent wrangling unruly rowdy rosebushes that were planted 50 years ago.
Ironically enough, her home is very near
the small town that inspired LONE STAR DEATH over 17 years ago.