Bernadette (Becky) Noonan was born to Irish parents in Buffalo, New York. She received her elementary and secondary education in the public schools of the city, and received her BA degree in chemistry education from Canisius College of Buffalo, a Jesuit college. She Married Joseph McGurrin and together they have raised four children. She is presently writing curriculum for Christian Light Publications in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This is her first book.