About the Author

Catherine Vance holds degrees from both the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Washington University in St. Louis. She was a recipient of the Dobie-Paisano Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. Over the years, she has run a literacy organization and written book/art/travel reviews for a newspaper. She is an interfaith chaplain at MD Anderson Hospital and teaches creative writing for Writespace Houston. Her novel, The Mountains Under Her Feet, is now available.

“I wrote this book for women everywhere who have stayed strong and remembered who they were, despite circumstances in their lives which threatened to destroy them. I wrote it to capture and honor the stories of the women in my family and the history from which we came.”