Kimberly Fish was born into a military family which really meant she travelled a lot. She then married a military man and travelled some more. She really likes to travel. Writing grew out of long letters home and a fascination with how people, across the world, deal with life. Everywhere she's lived, she's dug into the story of the community, discovering good, bad and it's complicated to explain how the people survived the various bumps and booms of their history. Sometimes these stories just niggled her imagination until she found a way to reveal those nuggets of truth to a new generation. Sometimes she was inspired by a place, and invented a story. Sometimes those two things got confused and became a novel.