M.C. Quince was born in Chicago, Illinois, and spent her childhood there during World War II. She raised her family in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and attended creative writing classes at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1987, and became a member of the NC writer’s network joining the Sertoma writer’s club. The club published its member’s short stories of which several of hers were included. In 1991, Chicago’s Italian American newspaper, the “Fra Noi,”published a short story she wrote. She began writing Street of Secrets in 1992, and set it aside. In 2009 she retired to Woodstock, Georgia, and began to write again. This is her first novel.