Deirdre Good was born in Kenya to missionary parents. She grew up under mosquito nets, with outdoor plumbing and visits to the Indian Ocean every three months. It was a shock to fly to the UK and discover fog, indoor plumbing, and eiderdowns. Her doctorate is from Harvard Divinity School, and she has published several books. She presently lives in Maine in the USA with snow, fog, ice, indoor plumbing, and a supply of marmite. She is a lay preacher in the Diocese of Maine.