Born in 1958, Holly Crichton worked as a professional horse trainer and jockey, until a racing accident in 1996 left her paralyzed. As a paraplegic she became an award-winning watercolour artist, and a prize winning stock dog trainer. In 2004 her youngest son was severely brain injured in a car accident. She spent years nursing him, then helping him regain independence. Holly has two sons, one of which lives next door to her with his wife and two children, on their cattle ranch in northern Alberta. No Way to Run is Holly's first book.