This author is new to the world of publishing. She has just finished writing her book. Her story was originally written as a speech for a project in the Toastmasters International advanced manual on Story Telling. Subsequently, the author received her Distinguished Toastmaster award. Right from the start, the author wanted to get her story published someday. Starting in November 2016, with the help of an author’s assistant, and book coach the author’s speech has been transformed into a powerful children’s story with grownup meaning. The author lives at home with her husband and an 17 y.o. cat. Using her dietitian background she works on preparing foods the cat will tolerate. She enjoys playing viola in an all volunteer orchestra. Playing classical music feeds her soul. Her most recent hobby is learning to play banjo. She plans to write children’s songs pertaining to her story.