In 1955, I was born in the front seat of a Buick and have been called flighty and imaginative ever since! Having two schoolteacher parents, I battled the idea of being cooped up in a classroom but eventually succumbed to the chalk dust lodged in my lungs and worked at public schools. In 2005, the Still, Small Voice called me to write my first novel, An Irishwoman’s Tale. I’m married to, yep, a teacher. Alan and I have two grown children and stroll the streets of Normal, Illinois, with our “third child,” a rescue dog named Laura.