Sonia Patel writes out of her experience as a first-generation Indian immigrant cradled in the Hawaiian indigenous culture, an experience lushly and brilliantly explored in her debut novel. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, Patel trained at Stanford University and the University of Hawaii, and has spent over ten years providing individual and family psychotherapy to adolescent girls and their families.
Keith D. Shepherd is a designer/illustrator and educator originally out of St.Louis, Mo. He has been a resident of Kansas City Mo. for the past 28 years. His paintings are in private collections and galleries across the country.