Merri Halma grew up in a small agricultural community in Central Washington State. The knowledge no one would be able to understand her was more than symbolic due to her having a severe speech impediment. She strived to understand herself, her world and how she could fit in and influence it. Words became her friend and companion which went together well with her active imagination. She understood her world through creating stories and sharing them with neighbor kids younger than her. Now a resident of Nampa, Idaho, Mrs. Halma has published two books in her Indigo Travelers Series: Indigo Travelers and the Dragon’s Blood Sword and Indigo Travelers and the Keys to the Shadowlands.