About the Author
is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, illustrated books, and novels, including Women of the Middle East: Tradition and Change, The Ugly Goddess
, and The Griffin in the Garden
. Her short story collection Figs and Fate: Stories About Growing Up in the Arab World Today
was published in early 2005. She earned her Masters in International Affairs from Harvard University and an M.S. in Art Education from Indiana University. Marston resides in Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband, Iliya Harik.