I taught school and have written articles and curricula for national publishers for Sunday school, elementary school, and government organizations--as well as short fiction and now my first novel! When I was eight I discovered a passion for writing, and the Bible was my favorite book. Still is! I graduated from the University of Colorado and from the University of Denver. I now live in Maryland with my husband Ron, where I teach swimming to homeschool students and lead a Child Evangelism Fellowship “Good News Club.” Like Victor, my dad came from another country, so I grew up in a bilingual home in New York and Colorado. Later I served in the US Peace Corps in the Philippines where I edited a national magazine. Returning home from the Philippines, I backpacked all the way. In the end, I was blessed to have circled the whole earth from where I began two years before. From the Philippines, I traveled to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Calcutta, and went by train across northern India to New Delhi, then on to Germany and England. In years to follow, I traveled in Mexico. Before teaching English to Spanish speaking children in Chile, and teaching children newly immigrated from Latin America, Southeast Asia, and South Asia, I lived happily for a dozen years in an Hispanic area in Denver. There I taught fifth grade and was blessed by the graciousness of the Mexican culture. This story is a big “thank you” for that...¡Gracias!