Real name: Misha Nogha.
The author Misha (Nogha) was born in 1955 in St Paul, Minnesota of mixed Nordic and Metis ancestry. She received her education from Eastern Washington University, Portland State University, and Eastern Oregon University with degrees in English Literature and Secondary Education with endorsements in Language Arts and French.
She is an accomplished musician, often working in conjunction with her husband, composer Michael Chocholak. Together they raise and farm with Norwegian Fjord horses and raise Traditional Applehead Siamese cats in Cove, Oregon.
Misha also operated the new and improved official National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration weather station in Cove.
Provided by the author, March 2003.