BJ Newby grew up in Somerville, Alabama and received her degree in Elementary Education at the University of Central Missouri. The last three years, she has taught 4th and 2nd grade at East Aiken School of the Arts. Since her husband, Philip, is in the Air Force, they have lived in Missouri, California, Texas, South Carolina, and are now returning to Alabama. They have two sweet kiddos, Willow and Rowan, and two pups, Ruger and Remy. In her free time, she loves to read, be outdoors, travel, play games, and spend time with family. She is a member of Valhermoso Baptist Church and her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:8.