Katerina Whitley was born in Thessaloniki, Greece where St. Paul established a church early in his ministry. His imagined presence and the echo of his words have been foundational in the author's life and thought. Even though she lives in the U.S, she remains deeply grateful for her Greek heritage both ancient and modern. She has published 5 books including Seeing for Ourselves, Speaking for Ourselves, Walking the Way of Sorrows, and a cookbook, Around a Greek Table. This is her first novel.