Annette Lindaas-Kanko was born in Mayville, ND and raised on the Lindaas family farm. She and Mark, her husband of 35 years, live in Texas. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. She holds a Master of Science in Research Statistics and taught Mathematics at a San Antonio university for several years. She is also a published songwriter and enjoys teaching piano as well as tutoring math students. Whence You Came is her first published novel.