Kimberly Ellen Dredger lives in Missoula, Montana; her childhood stomping grounds are the backdrop of this book. She currently resides with her husband, and a Scottish terrier, in the Rattlesnake Valley.
One year into her teaching career in western Montana, Kimberly’s young husband of two years was killed. Living through that loss and beginning again seemed insurmountable, but in time she recognized that her story was not unique. Life and death go hand in hand; strength comes in learning that.
After Kimberly retired from teaching, she began training for long-distance walking. In her first year, she completed both the Missoula Marathon and the New York City Marathon. Though she still walks, distances no longer call to her. She spends her time reading, writing, and walking around the park with her husband and dog.