The action takes place in a Louisiana bayou and on a migration route along the east coast. Its themes of self-belief, environmental health and a love story are told with incent charm. The main character is a moth who believes she is as good as any monarch butterfly and sets out in disguise to prove it. If she were human, she would be a girl of age 14 to 17 years. She leaves behind her best friend, and communes with him through the moon, in an ancient method, and by email, as she tackles the difficulties of migration, and he remedies a problem in the bayou at home.
Catherine Owens-Herrmann is a classically trained pianist. In addition to performing, she is actively engaged in her piano studio and DJ business. She is also the professional organist and choir director for a large local church. She speaks and understands Spanish, French, and German. She is a graduate of Vassar College and a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. She is an accomplished equestrienne and avid scuba diver. Cathy lived in the bayou country of Louisiana, where she did her postgraduate work at Louisiana State University and the New Orleans Institute for the Performing Arts. She and her husband Bill live in upstate New York on their hobby farm with their dog, cats and farm animals. Their family lives nearby. This is Cathy's first novel.