SUSAN IMHOFF BIRD finds inspiration in Utah’s stunning canyons, valleys and water-sculpted rock. Traveling in Asia, South America and Europe has exposed her to varied cultures and societies, resulting in an award-winning short story, a book about humanitarian work in Nepal, and Faith Greater Than Pain, a story of tenacity and determination in the pioneers who walked to Zion. A mom of three and owner of a gratitude-based business, she is fascinated by human interactions. When not writing, reading, trying to meditate, or attempting yoga asanas, she can be found on her bicycle or snowshoes, absorbing the wisdom of the natural world. And occasionally howling.