Gloria Boyd was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut. She attended Simmons College in Boston where she met and married a Harvard man. He became a journalist, and while working his way toward winning a Pulitzer Prize, she stayed home and raised their four fantastic children Peter, Susan, Andrew, and Timothy. Sometimes while filling the dishwasher, or baking an apple pie, or planning ways to make a chicken last for two family meals, she would think up quirky little short stories and file them away. She also wrote serious articles that were published in the Washington Post, Montgomery County Sentinel, Christian Science Monitor, and a small New York City weekly. Currently she is editing an autobiographical novel called, "Runaway Mama." Gloria has eight grandchildren, and is currently expecting a great-granddaughter. Presently she is enjoying her life in Ashland, Oregon. To honor her mother, Gloria changed her Gmail address to, glouiseboyd.