In her forties, after a career as a hospice chaplain and parish minister, Yvonne Hendrie went full circle back to her childhood as a response to Life, Middle Age, Creaking Limbs and Responsibility. The love of books had been with her all her days, and she reconnected with the fairy stories she had adored. This led to an outpouring of poetry and short prose, and finally to a Young Adult Fantasy novel, "The Water Bailiff's Daughter". Yvonne is to be found surrounded by notebooks and the natural landscape of her native Scotland, frequently accompanied on outings by the dolls she collects (whose shenanigans among the hills and heather she likes to photograph for the sheer fun and joy of it). Yvonne holds degrees in arts and theology and has been a freelance writer for thirteen years.