Desira Pesta is an East Coast bred artist who was raised by two bikers in the woods near Scranton, Pennsylvania and someone who spent the early part of her life driving tractors, bulldozers, and a dumptruck. A wildly creative, yet quiet kid, Desira preferred to draw faces and architecture from her dreams, watch cooking shows and emulate recipes, decorate the house while her parents were away and write letters to Martha Stewart telling her she was her idol, than go to the mall like most kids. A dedicated reader and writer, Desira nearly completed a full length novel while still in sixth grade. She tried to start a furniture upholstery company in her living room in high school and used to spend her high school Saturday nights in her best friend's basement recording a radio drama starring the Southern character Desira created named Tortoise Muklewicz. She was an odd one alright, yet a person dedicated to making her mark in this life with her many creative outlets.