H.J. Towsley has been a professional writer for over 20 years. As a skater, she trained under several renowned coaches, performed in Lake Placid, competed regionally and coached at several rinks including the Ashburn Ice House in Virginia and NYC's Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park. A native of Northern Virginia, she has lived in Boston, Chicago, Manhattan and Tucson. She currently resides in Colorado with her family.