As a foreign correspondent, Germaine Shames has written from six continents on topics ranging from the Middle East crisis to Aboriginal land rights, from the struggle to save the Amazon to the plight of street children. She has worked in such diverse locations as the Australian outback, the Swiss Alps, the interior of Mexico, the coast of Colombia, the Fiji Islands, and the Gaza Strip. She has made a mission of covering stories of grassroots activism and everyday heroism. Her essays and short stories have been widely anthologized and her articles have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Hemispheres, Troika, Blue, Rotarian, and Byline amongst others. Between Two Deserts is her first novel. She resides in Arizona.