Adelin Bates grew up in Utah. She graduated from Rick’s College and later from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Adelin moved to Ohio with her husband, David, and their first daughter in 2004. They have been there ever since. She loves the green of Ohio and the morning mists on the ponds, but misses the mountains of the west. She has ten children, five girls and five boys, and they have such a blast together! Her children are a lively bunch that keep her busy and she considers them and her husband as her greatest treasures. Adelin’s passions include learning anything new or relearning things she has forgotten (because that happens a lot), reading all kinds of books, and crafting in all its varieties, most especially quilting. She loves ice cream, nature and the outdoors, camping, hiking, spending time with her family, and traveling.