Born in Idaho, where the blue skies are still blue, Justin Kauer grew up a country boy? From June to September, he hardly wore shoes or a shirt as he explored the local Snake River wild areas. After high school, he represented Christ as he served a two-year mission in the Washington, D.C. area, with nearly a year spent in inner city D.C. There he learned Spanish and a deep respect for others and their respective cultures. Upon returning from his mission, he returned to his studies at Rick College (now BYU-Idaho) and then went on to ISU. Justin is a father of three, all boys, and has worked with the youth of his church for more than 15 years, teaching them about Christ, His work here on earth, and how the Plan of Salvation applies to each of us.
Joan and Alban must face the scorching sands of the desert known as the Verdis Gran Secas and the strange flowers that grow there.