BJ Hyman was born in Nashville, TN to Joe and Betty Story (yes, her maiden name is Betty Jo Story…how’s that for someone born to write?).
She was first published as the winner of a poetry contest in her local paper in Effingham, IL at the age of 10 and the writing bug never left her. Since then she has had poetry and one short story published in varying anthologies.
She got a B.A. in Theater and studied Music in college because the arts and storytelling have always called to her. She worked in television and radio for over 7 years before spending another 7 as a school teacher of Music and Theater.
She’s written 5 full-length screenplays, one play, and over 25 hour long episodic scripts for television. Day Zero is her first novel.
She currently lives in Columbus, MS with her Commercial Producer husband, Jim, three loving dogs (Wrigley, Serenity, and Sunny) that she calls her “doghters” (when you’re a creative, you can make up your own words…see: Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky), and a 19 year old turtle named Melville.