Rachael Herron lives in California. She writes the popular website Yarnagogo.com, which gets over a hundred thousand readers a month. She has been knitting since she was five years old, and is known among her friends as simply "The Knitter." Rachael's mother was born and raised in New Zealand, and Cade's farm in the novel is based on a New Zealand sheep ranch Rachael knew from her childhood. This is her first novel.