Ihave written The Nest to help anyone who has to say goodbye to someone they have raised. It is a time of excitement, sadness, fear, and loneliness. It is also one of life’s necessary transitions. Hopefully my readers will experience the satisfaction and joy of watching their loved one find their place in the world. I currently live in Danville, Illinois with my 2 dogs Zara and Max. My children are grown and finding their own way in this great big world. There is no greater pleasure than holding a child who has come back for a visit. I am a retired teacher of 35 years and now teach online.