Susan Kobe Schuler is a native Minnesotan. Born in Duluth, she spent summers in the Ely area at the resort described in Back of Beyond. She is a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica and a retired educator. An avid and active community volunteer, Susanne is the mother of two adult daughters, the grandmother of five, and is married to Wayne, with whom she resides on an old farmstead along Lake Superior’s North Shore just south of Two Harbors, Minnesota. She is at work on a second story collection.