Veda Stamps, author of "Flexible Wings,” was born in Los Angeles, California but grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. In her late teens, she moved to Fresno, California where she attended Fresno State's undergraduate and graduate programs. Then, in Washington, DC, Veda served as a legislative aide and speechwriter to Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. Missing sunny California, she moved back to Fresno and created The Ramsay Group, a community planning consulting firm. She currently lives in Valencia, California with her husband, two daughters and three dogs. "Flexible Wings" is her first published novel, partly inspired by her daughter’s experience on a new neighborhood swim team.