Benni Chisholm is a lapsed public health nurse, a retired mother of four, and an inveterate traveler. Her articles and short stories have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and booklets. STAINED SAND, her first Philomela Nightingale mystery, was published by Friesen Press. ODD ODYSSEY and SHOWMAN OR SHAMAN were published by Black Opal Books. After 34 wonderful years in Calgary, Alberta, she and her husband retired to the Pacific Northwest.