Laurie Fraser is a writer who married a Kurd in Turkey in the 1990s. She travelled extensively but is now back home in Ottawa, Canada where she works as a teacher and a healer. Chapter 24 was published in an anthology: Sunday Afternoon, Japan, 1998. Fraser has published poems in “little places” and won the Lillian I. Found Award for lyric poetry many years ago. The Word Not Spoken is her first novel.