ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Although her mother and father hail from West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, Nelda Bedford Gaydou was born and raised in Argentina. Her childhood home is described in two biographical works about her missionary parents, “To the Ends of the Earth: High Plains to Patagonia” (winner of the 2017 International Book Award for General Biography) and “From Sea to Sea: River Plate to Lake Michigan.”The author’s mother taught her to read in English before starting public school in Spanish, and she’s been hooked on reading and writing ever since. Married, with three children, four grandchildren and three Labrador Retrievers, she lives in the mountains of central Argentina. Gaydou’s next work is The Color of the Flame, a family memoir on dementia. Upcoming projects include another book of Benji stories (this time about town life during the Great Depression in Clovis, New Mexico) and Spanish versions of the biographies.