Tonie Chacon has been writing her entire life. She wrote her first song when she was two, “I Want Mommy”, and amazed her five-year-old sister. When she was fourteen, she co-wrote a song at Girl Scout camp that is still sung around campfires to this day. In 2001 she won a bronze medal at the World Championships for Performing Arts for her song, “Mystic”, and she has published two albums with original music.
Her writing took a turn when she accepted a challenge to write a story about lesbians on the Titanic. A year later, Struck! A Titanic Love Story, was complete, and a novelist was born.
Tonie is a retired postal worker. She is married to author Kate McLachlan. They live in the Pacific Northwest with their menagerie of pets.