Raised with tumble weeds and the red dirt of north Texas, Kay Merkel Boruff lived in Viet-Nam 1968-1970 with her Air America/CIA husband who was killed flying in Laos 18 Feb 70. She taught 38 years at The Hockaday School, created a Drama Therapy Program at the VA-Dallas, was interviewed by NPR, studied with Robert Olen Butler in France, attended Burning Man, and climbed Wayna Picchu on her 71st birthday. Letters of her husband's and her are included in "Love & War: 250 Years of Wartime Letters." Her work is included in the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, and Texas 2. She is the author of "Z.O.S. A Memoir of Sex Blood Money and the CIA in Southeast Asia." She is working on her next book "Green Parrots, Chocolate Mousse and Rocks in Her Pockets." She lives in Dallas with her Labrador Molly Bloom.