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The media coins her the "Equinox Angel," the mysterious sixteen-year-old who saves the life of a young girl on the NYC subway. With a thick file on behavioral issues, Anastasija Volikov knows she's no angel. A ward of the state since the age of six, she's seen seven placements, has suffered physical and sexual abuse, has learned never to love or trust. She is a product of "The System." She is unreachable.
Until she moves to Constance.
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Shannon Smiley has spent her life with the "pen to the page." Poetry, short stories, novels, even lyrics to songs, she's given it a go with it all, and she has many to thank for it. A wonderful mom and dad. A loving husband. Two amazing kids. And not to be forgotten, the dog named, Moose, who patiently lies at her feet.