DEBORAH COWLEY is an Ottawa author and broadcaster with extensive international experience. In 2000 she travelled to Ghana to interview Kathy Knowles for a cover story that appeared in Reader’s Digest the next year. Since then, she has continued to work closely with Kathy as a volunteer, and has visited Ghana with her on fifteen trips. She has seen first-hand how Knowles’ dedication and determination have brought books, reading and libraries to Africa. This is her fifth book.