Joy N. Hulme is the author of "Through the Open Door and several children's picture books, including "Bubble Trouble. Climbing the Rainbow, a continuation of "Through the Open Door, is based on the true experiences of a girl who grew up on a homestead farm in New Mexico in the early 1900s. Late in her life, she and Joy Hulme became acquainted as members of the same church in California. As they visited together and the real-life Dora shared the memories of her childhood with her new friend, they discovered they had much in common. Joy Hulme and her husband, Mel, live in Monte Sereno, California.