Mary Omodt lives in Sebastopol, California, with Don, her husband of 53 years. Her passions are God, family, writing, and duplicate bridge. Like the Mary in the novel, as far as this life is concerned, she is glad to have been included!
Mary's adventures of growing up in the 40's starts when she is four, and just out of the hospital. God appears to her in the form of a head, which she can see out of the corner of her eye. The head sticks around, and when the story ends at her eleventh year, she has met a teacher with an extraordinary past, and a persistent minister who teaches her the joys of the ordinary life.