After a thirty-one year career as a secondary school English teacher, Merrill Davies retired and spends time writing. Our Pebble in the Pond is her third novel. (The Welsh Harp, 2012; The Truth About Katie, 2013) In addition to writing, Merrill is active in Toastmasters, The Georgia Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of English, and her church. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and their families, including six grandchildren. Merrill and her husband Bill live in Rome, Georgia.