The author, Heather Eaton, was born in San Francisco, California in 1964 she lived her first few years in Berkeley and Palo Alto. Her family then moved to Terra Haute, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio before joining the Peace Corps and moving to Valdivia in Southern Chile. In 1976 she moved back to Berkeley for a year before moving joining her mother and sister in Quito, Ecuador and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. In 1978 she moved to Santiago, Chile to live with her father and spent the next 25 years living there and raising a family. In 2003 she moved back to the Bay Area where she lived in Vallejo, California with her grandmother. She now lives in Alameda, California with her daughter and grandson.
Heather was raised by scientists in an atheist environment. In her 30's she suffered a serious foot injury which left her in a wheelchair for several months. Having been an avid reader her whole life she turned to more spiritual interests and started writing to help her absorb and process what she was learning. She has written three books so far.