Cory Putman Oakes was born in
Basel, Switzerland, but grew up in Novato, California. In 2004, Cory graduated from Cornell Law School
with a Juris Doctorate Degree and her husband, Mark (the first was the
intended consequence of attending the school, the second was a bonus).
Since then, she has been an associate at a big law firm, taught business
law to undergraduates at Texas State University and written several
books for young people.