Paula Smith is currently a student at Edinburgh University studying Counselling which has followed on from a deep interest in psychology and human behavior. She gained a degree in psychology in 2004 and went on to work with emotionally challenged children then adults suffering with dementia. Such studies and career choices has encouraged her to continue her passion for caring and understanding others. A mother of two children, she works for a voluntary organization in Midlothian where she befriends the elderly living in isolation. An interest in writing developed when she realized the therapeutic value of it and how it is an ideal way to reach and communicate with others in a similar situation.