Mireille Marokvia was born in a village near Chartres in 1908. Her first essay appeared in France over 60 years ago, and her first publication in English, a children's book, was released in 1959. She is the author of a previous memoir, Immortelles: Memoir of a Will-o'-the-Wisp (1996). Marokvia has studied in France (French Literature and Philology at the Sorbonne); Stuttgart (hand weaving at the Kuntsgewerbeschule); and the United States (English at Columbia University); as well completed a writing fellowship at The MacDowell Colony. She lived in France, Italy, Germany, Mexico and the United States. From 1975 on, she lived in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She died in 2009.