Ronlyn was born and raised in South Louisiana, a place where the weather and the people are equally warm. She had an absolutely typical childhood and attended public schools, where she was taught by amazing, dedicated people. In 2003, she earned her MFA degree in creative writing from Louisiana State University. In her work life, Ronlyn has been a grassroots organizer, project manager, grant writer, and teacher. In her writing life, her work has appeared in New England Review, Clackamas Literary Review, New Delta Review, and The Independent (UK). She and her partner/Renaissance man, Todd, survived the complete restoration of a mid-century modern house, having done much of the labor themselves. They live in Louisiana with their three cats.