Glynnis Hayward, a Pulitzer Center award-winning writer, was born and raised in South Africa. After graduating from the University of Natal (KZN), she taught English in South Africa and London before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. Here, while raising her children, she continued to teach English as a second language before beginning her writing career. A member of PEN South Africa with four previous novels published, she has had mention in the Commonwealth Journal of Literature alongside other South African writers and Booker prize winners, Alan Paton, Doris Lessing, J.M. Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer.