Virginia Arthur holds a M.S. in Plant Ecology and a B.S. in Field Biology. Her career has ranged from working as a federal and state environmental regulator, a endangered species construction monitor (and the construction guys really loved this!), to building a tree with little kids. Her novel reflects actual experiences throughout her life and career. Though she attempted to return to the Midwest from whence she hailed, the high density shopping mauls’ where forests and prime farmland used to exist drove her back to the west coast, though the west coast has caught up.