Mary Helen Rodriguez-Lonidier was born in South Texas in an economically distressed area and supported herself as well as her family of ten. She attended a county junior college and received several associate degrees. She is a prolific writer and carries a recorder with her wherever she goes to capture her thoughts as they occur to her. She is married and has a daughter, is a full-time mother and housekeeper as well as writer. She has been writing all of her adult life and continues to churn out poems, prose and short stories. Her hobbies are her writings, photography and making friends. She is a volunteer at her daughter's school and attends Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church near her home in San Antonio, Texas. She currently lives in the Medina Valley area.