Sansing McPherson grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, writing stories about dogs and horses and vowing never to be a teacher. At Auburn University she majored in English. While raising her two children in northern New Jersey, she realized that teaching was exactly what she wanted to do. She earned an MA in Education from Kean University and became a middle school language arts teacher nerd. In the summers she was residence director of an academic camp for gifted students on such college campuses as Amherst, Drew, and Vassar. There she discovered that mixing high IQs with high jinx is as challenging as bridling an octopus.
Now retired to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, she enjoys travel, scuba diving, yoga, and writing. She was a start-up writer for 101 Things to Do on Hilton Head and is on the Editorial Board for the Island Writers’ Network. She has previously published short stories and poetry. She also dedicates time and talent to adult literacy causes. The beauty and generosity of the Lowcountry, the camaraderie of friends, and the collegiality of the Island Writers’ Network have convinced her she lives in Paradise.