JOANNA RAKOWSKI was born and raised in Poland, and she immigrated to the US in 1995. She has degrees from the University of Warsaw (Poland), the National Music Academy in Warsaw (Poland), DeVry University (Chicago, IL), and Benedictine University (Lisle, IL). While in the Army, she was an interrogator, linguist, and all-source intelligence analyst. In her civilian career, she worked as a college instructor, marketing specialist, project manager, and program analyst in the private sector and the federal government. She believes in constant self-improvement and personal growth through experiencing life to the fullest. She loves classical music, working with power tools, and ballroom dancing. She is retired and lives in the Chicago area. Chasing the Daylight is Joanna’s literary debut, based on her four-year service in the US Army.