Myrna J. Smith grew up on a farm in Eastern Oregon, married young, and completed a master’s degree before giving birth to three children. During her 34-year career as a professor, she wrote extensively in the field of education. After her midlife divorce, her exploration of the world’s religions brought her to India four times. Today she enjoys competitive bridge and continues to travel at every opportunity. For her next writing project, about the healing power of sound, she hopes to visit Australia and learn about the didgeridoo from the aborigines. She lives in New Jersey.