Katrina Kenison is the author of THE GIFT OF AN ORDINARY DAY and MITTEN STRINGS FOR GOD: REFLECTIONS FOR MOTHERS IN A HURRY. She has appeared on Oprah, as well as other shows. Her writing has appeared in O, Real Simple, Family Circle, Redbook, Better Homes and Gardens, Health,and other publications. From 1990 until 2006, Kenison was the series editor of The Best American Short Stories, published annually by Houghton Mifflin. She co-edited, with John Updike, THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE CENTURY (Houghton Mifflin, 2000). She wrote, with Rolf Gates, MEDITATIONS FROM THE MAT: DAILY REFLECTIONS ON THE PATH OF YOGA (Random House, 2002).