Diana Elizabeth Jones spent three months in Picardie, France, researching and writing much of The Bearer’s Burden. While there she retraced the boot steps (often with soaking feet and frost-nipped fingers) of soldiers and medical personnel who endured the trenches and WW1 battles. She has previously published and won awards for short fiction and this is her first novel. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and incubating a second novel. Born in Dundee, Scotland, Diana is a former linguist and educator who now lives and writes in Victoria, BC. She visits Spain frequently pursuing her second passion, flamenco.