Sally Bennett Boyington currently lives hundreds of miles away from Arizona, but the desert still holds her heart. She recently published Swallowing the Sun, the first book in a series of prehistoric novels titled "Tales of the Watermasters," bringing to life the ancient civilization of the Hohokam. Inspired by their canals, buildings, art and artifacts, and the lifeways revealed through archaeology, Sally hopes to share her vision of these early Native Americans as artists and dreamers and builders: above all, as individuals not so different from ourselves.
Sally has written seven novels and numerous short stories and poems, has had several reviews and nonfiction articles published in professional journals and popular magazines and has copyedited, indexed or proofread over 300 scholarly books. She has a master's degree in history from Arizona State University and worked for the University of Arizona Press for a time.