Pamela Stewart was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1948. She was educated at Goddard College and the University of Iowa. In addition to Infrequent Mysteries, her books include The St. Vlas Elegies, Cascades (L’Epervier Press 1977, 1979) and Nightblind (Ion Books, 1985). In 1982 she traveled to Britain on a Guggenheim Fellowship and lived in Cornwall for seven years. Currently, Pamela Stewart co-owns and manages Tregellys Fiber Farm in Hawley, MA, where she is developing the farm's connections with the local Tibetan community as well as working on a new manuscript.