Libba lived in Texas until she was 26 years old, then I moved to New York City. Her dad was a Presbyterian minister. The first story she ever wrote was about a girl whose family is kidnapped and held hostage by a murderous lot of bank robbers who intend to kill the whole family including the dog until the 12-year-old heroine foils the plot and saves the day.
Libba has an artificial left eye. She lost her real eye in a car accident when she was eighteen. She had to have her entire face rebuilt. It took six years and thirteen surgeries.
Libba got married in Florence, Italy. Herself and her husband were in love but totally broke, so they eloped and got married in Italy, where he was going on a business trip.