K.M.Kaung started writing fiction as a teenager in Burma. She comes from a family of story tellers in Myingyan in Upper Burma. Her paternal grandmother May May Gyi, saw the last king of Burma - Thibaw, taken away on a steamboat on the Irrawaddy River by the British in 1886.Kyi May Kaung's father U Kaung was named after the King's first envoy to the West, Kinwun Mingyi U Kaung.Her father was a well known educationist and the first chairman of the Burma Historical Commission.As a child Kyi May was privileged to have noted scholars and artists come to visit the house.Dr. Kaung holds a doctorate in Political Economy from the University of Pennsylvania.Her work has been previously published in anthologies and literary journals, and she has read widely in universities and bookstores in N. America and Southeast Asia. From 1997-2001 she had a poetry and political commentary program on air, broadcast to Burma/Myanmar. Edward Albee praised her two act play, Shaman, and she has won Pew, Fulbright and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants.This is her first CreateSpace publication. Upcoming are a full length novel Wolf, and a novella, The Rider of Crocodiles.You may find her on her bloghttp://kyimaykaung.blogspot.comon Facebook www.facebook.com/kyi.m.kaungand at Kyi Kaung@kyikaung on Twitter.Her web site is www.kmkaung.comShe divides her time between N. America, travel in Asia and on cyberspace.