My childhood was spent in South Korea. I was the daughter of missionaries and ended up living thirteen years overseas. Growing up I had both dogs and cats as pets. Once I returned to the United States, I attended Elmhurst University, in Elmhurst, IL, graduating in Speech and Language Pathology. After my three children were born, I earned by Masters in Education from Olivet University. I worked in the public school system for 13 years and then 30 years in various libraries. My favorite job was being a children’s librarian. I have been married for 46 years and have three grown children and one grandson. Currently my husband and I live in Tennessee and own a very friendly Golden retriever.