Toni Egger taught English literature and theater at Phillips Academy and Sidwell Friends School in her salad days. She spent the next thirty years in television, writing and producing for National Geographic and USA Today on Television and developing programs for Discovery Communications. Egger spent ten years trying to be a farmer in Rappahannock County, VA and retired to the Upper Valley several years ago. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and holds an M.A. in English literature from the University of Virginia.