A long time teaching professional, May Paddock has worked for fifteen years with migrant Latino farmworkers. She has advocated and interpreted for them, as well as teaching them English, and has slowly become immersed in their culture, to her great joy. She is also involved in a sister parish project between Our Lady of Hope in New York and St. Esquipulas in Nicaragua. She lives with her husband in a small town in upstate New York. This is her first novel.