J.C. Villegas was born and raised in the South, spending most of her days in Mississippi. Since childhood she has been a strong advocate seeking justice and the humane treatment of animals and people. Throughout her lifetime she has seen and experienced a great deal of prejudice, more often administered in minute ways as opposed to the grand gestures of hatred we hear about almost daily in the news. No matter the size of the gesture, she has seen how prejudice affects people on a personal and family level, as well as how it affects our society. This is what prompted Villegas to battle injustice through her writing.