Keira grew up in a poverty-stricken family in Provo, Utah and encountered abuse, drugs, prostitution, and family separation in the shadow of the temple and the LDS Church’s flagship university. Shae experienced kindness from an LDS foster family as a teen, which changed the trajectory of her life. Through police records, lifelong journaling, and court documents, she built a narrative for her transcendent true story. After Leonard Cohen’s lyrics, Shae titled her debut memoir How The Light Gets In. Shae is also a published poet, collaborating on the collection Shades of Becoming. Keira is married to Nicholas Scholz, and together they have three sons.
LDS (member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)
Keira graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science: Psychology from Utah Valley University in 2013. Shae was the first in her family to graduate from High School and University. She is now pursuing her graduate degree at Utah State University.