Lyvonne Pfeffer lives in McMinnville, Oregon, with her husband and five-year-old son. She is an amateur writer by trade, but her son’s autism diagnosis spurred her to look into a career in special education. She does in-home-care for the elderly and disabled and is also working towards her degree in hopes of one day being a special education coordinator for her local school district. She and her husband run a support group, Yamhill Family Connections, in her county for parents and families of those with developmental disabilities. She has also done some work with Creating Opportunities, a member of the Oregon Consortium of Family Networks, as well as with Autism Society of Oregon. On her downtime, she works on spreading awareness for developmental disabilities and on constructing Lego masterpieces with her son.