Susan Chadwick was born in 1947 in a village in southern Indiana, the eldest daughter in a large boisterous family of seven children that contained its own conflicts and turmoil. After leaving home, she married, and followed her husband around the world, raising her children in difficult, but stimulating circumstances in Bangladesh, Egypt and Mexico. She finished college and graduate school, studied cross-cultural psychology and comparative cultures. When she finally had the courage to leave an empty marriage, she found how cruel life can be, and lost everything, emotionally and financially. She became a soul on the run, looking for a reason to continue, to believe. She has found her home in Boise, Idaho, where she finished this collection of stories about men and women she has met, known, and loved along the way. She is living happily with her husband, Dean, and two cats, Tucker and Marlo. They each write everyday.