Briana Kirkwood Wright started writing poetry and short stories as a creative outlet at the age of eight. Later, she followed that passion and studied Literatures in English at the University of California, San Diego, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. A convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Briana feels What is a Temple? is the result of an impression she received during the October 2013 General Conference. She hopes it will help her to share a love of the temple with her two sons. Briana currently lives with her family in Foster City, California.