Candi Miller was born in Zambia and brought up in South Africa. She has worked as a journalist and advertising copywriter both here and abroad. In 1994 she undertook an expedition to the Kalahari Desert to visit groups of San (Bushman) people. There she was caught up in a huge veld fire, charged by a bull elephant and enchanted by Ju/‘hoansi story-telling around a campfire. Her ethnologically-informed novels, Salt and Honey and Kalahari Passage are situated in the arid African world she is passionate about.