Perdita Buchan was born in England but came to America as a child. She has since lived in America, England and Italy. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Ladies Home Journal, House Beautiful, Fiction Network, The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor among other publications. She has published two novels and a non fiction work on utopian communities. After many years in New England, she now lives on the New Jersey coast.