RoseMary Diaz was born in Los Angeles, California. After losing her father to leukemia in early childhood, she moved with her mother to Santa Clara Pueblo Indian Reservation, a part of the homeland inhabited by their maternal Tewa ancestors since 1200 AD. Northern New Mexico has been home to her ever since. Ms. Diaz, who is also of Mexican American, Spanish, Scots-Irish, and English ancestry, studied literature and its respective arts at the Institute of American Arts, Naropa University, and University of California, Santa Cruz. She currently lives in Santa Fe.