Nicolette Uma Smith loves living on a hillside with the lake in front and trees all around, and is lucky enough to be able to do that both at her home in Ontario and during the time she is able to spend at Yasodhara Ashram in BC. Both places inspire her love of writing and her joy in exploring the great outdoors by bike, boat and boot.
Married with three children, Uma also loves to travel. Even more when it involves her other love, volunteering. The two years she and her husband spent doing that in Guyana South America, was the inspiration for her first book, Hopeful Steps.