I come from a family of storytellers. Being a little more introverted, I put pen to paper. First published at the age of seven, I never tired of seeing my stories in print. After 30 years in corporate leadership, I launched a career in science into free-lance writing. I'm a photo-journalist, blogger, and at long-last an author of the novel, A SHIP OF PEARL, and the read-to-me book THE FABLE OF LITTLE TZURIE.. I live in Illinois with my husband George. Within driving distance are my four children and bonus sons and daughters through marriages. I have my twelve grandchildren, and two cats to keep me hopping after a full days work in my office. Add my vegetable and water garden in the backyard, and you could say, "I have it all!"