Jolynn Rose has lived in Oregon most of her life. She traveled with her husband while he was in the US Army, with their two sons. At sixty years old, she found she liked to write. She joined forces with her mother, Lola Smith, who is eighty-one, to write Roslander—The Island of the Merbeings. They enjoyed writing together, so they have written two more books: Roslanders—The Cities under the Sea and Tales of the Merbeing Clans. They are also working on two other books.