Susan Noyes Anderson is the author of several books and is a regular columnist for Deseretbook.com. She has also published numerous articles, poems, and stories. She graduated from the University of Utah and did postgraduate work in marriage, family and child counseling at California State university Northridge. Active in community affairs, she has worked as a counselor specializing in individual and family therapy. Besides serving her church in various capacities, Susan has also taught religion classes at the local college. She and her husband live in California and are the parents of four grown children.