Susan Miura grew up in the Chicago suburbs, longing for a horse and reading books by Marguerite Henry, Walter Farley and Anna Sewell. After attaining her goal of becoming a newspaper reporter, she headed for the wide-open spaces of New Mexico, until her heart led her back home to Illinois. Love and marriage followed, along with a career in public relations. Though her professional world involved writing, it didn’t provide a release for the stories in her head. When they wouldn’t stay captive any longer, she began a fiction journey, rough and rocky, but blessed with people who loved, mentored, cheered, taught, critiqued and believed in her. Susan has published short stories in three anthologies, writes a column for a daily newspaper, reviews books for FaithfulReader.com, and gives travel presentations. She is a member of Willow Creek Community Church and the American Christian Fiction Writers. Her lakeside home, where she lives with her husband and two children, is near the school that inspired SHOW ME A SIGN’s Beethoven High School. Additionally, Susan’s large, multicultural family serves as inspiration for all of her stories, because we live in a world of many shapes, sizes, languages and colors.