Long engaged in meditative spiritual practices, Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D., is ordained as a lay priest in the Zen tradition and has lived in Zen and Theravadan Buddhist monasteries. The Sati Trilogy is her first work of fiction. She is also author of At the Eleventh Hour, a memoir about caregiving and mindfulness, and co-author of The American Mosaic,about workforce diversity. Susan teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Virginia and is a teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville. She is attempting to encounter her senior years with grace.