Serena Warnky grew up in the mountains of Northern California. Being homeschooled through 8th grade gave her lots of time to play outside, read everything in the small, local library, and make art and science projects. She finished high school at a small classical school where she was first introduced to the Great Books. After a bachelor's in English at Hillsdale College where she also helped edit the creative writing publication, she worked on a small organic farm in Virginia before doing something completely different and moving to Dallas, TX to teach. While teaching, she earned a masters degree in literature from the University of Dallas. She married her husband in 2020, and they live in a snug RV with their baby daughter, Beatrice, while they work on starting a working ranch in North Texas.