She was an elementary school teacher for over eight years in Houston, Texas before turning to writing full time. She is a part of the "Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills," and writes blogs on their website. She is also a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA). Her brand is Pamper Your Inner Princess.
Bolks has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Education from the University of Houston.
Her book, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Men I've Dated was a RITA award finalist for "Best First Book." Her first romance novel, which was eventually titled When Dashing Met Danger, finaled in the Romance Writers of America’s 2004 Golden Heart competition.