Delia Parr, pen name for Mary Lechleidner, is the author
of about a dozen historical novels and the winner of several awards, including
the Laurel Wreath Award for Historical Romance and the Aspen Gold Award for
Best Inspirational Book. She is a full-time high school teacher who spends her
summer vacations writing and kayaking. The mother of three grown children, she
lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.