Lorie Ann Grover attended the University of Miami. After school she lived with her husband, David, in South Korea, where she spent most of her time painting and writing poetry. The Grovers have two daughters, Emily and Ellen, and live in Sumner, Washington.
The author of Loose Threads, Lorie Ann was inspired to write On Pointe by her own experiences as a teenage member of the Miami Ballet Company.
A. I was a dancer and member of theMiami Ballet Company until I grew too tall to continue a professional career. I wrote On Pointe to explore the idea that sometimes dreams do end for reasons beyond our control. Strength and character come from dreaming and reaching again.