Rebecca Brams grew up in California’s Mojave Desert. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s College of California. Currently she lives with her husband in Cuzco, Peru, where she has a Fulbright Fellowship to research a historical novel-in-progress. She is looking forward to motherhood someday, but for now is concentrating on birthing her book. She is constantly amazed by the strength and dynamic love of her sister Laura, to whom this piece is dedicated.