Beverly Scellato was born and spent her formative years in southern West Virginia. As a child, she loved to read and yearned to visit places far beyond the narrow valleys of her home state. She graduated from Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana before it became a University. She worked for several years as a bacteriologist with a major pharmaceutical company. She and her husband, Robert, an engineer and businessman raised their two sons on a farm in Indiana. After involvement in various agricultural businesses in Indiana, Robert invested in an agricultural property in Australia. They have traveled extensively in Australia for the past 30 years. After gaining experience in writing Bible Studies for 25 years, she was inspired to combine her love for writing with her fascination with Australia and its people into a novel. While all the places mentioned are real places that interested the author, all the people and situations in the story are fictitious.