Shersta Chabot grew up in Utah, the oldest in a family of eleven children. She started writing at an early age, winning awards for her poetry and stories. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona with her three children and a bachelor’s degree, she earned advanced degrees in writing and literacies. Currently, she teaches academic and creative writing classes to college students from around the globe. Shersta is the author of several books, including I’ll Be a Sunbeam, Stars, Stockings & Shepherds, The Symbols of Christmas, and Angels of Christmas.