About the Author Born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in West Hartford. At the age of 12, I started babysitting and have worked ever since. Married right out of high school, at the age of 18, and then, long story short, moved from Brookline, Mass. to Florida, New York, and back to Florida, with steps and stops along the way. I’m the proud mother of two sons, and Grammy to one beautiful granddaughter. I became a Realtor in the 1970’s and after 40 years of being a top agent in Westchester County, the Upper Westside of NYC, and South Florida, I am looking for an exit sign. While selling co-ops in New York, I also managed a country singer and group, Ezze and the Manhattan Bay Trading Company, with Sammy Fields. I started writing in earnest after being served divorce papers, New Year’s Eve, with a house full of friends. That gave us something to chew on besides dinner. My marriage and missteps gave me an abundance of material to write about as I was finding out how to get my life on track on a single rail. Traveling, and learning other cultures in faraway places feeds my soul with thoughts to share. I enjoy being on my own, and to borrow a phrase from a Billy Joel song, “I love me just the way I am”. I wish I had a book like the one I wrote, Divorced after 56 Years, Why am I Sooo Happy? to have read before quitin’ time. It would have made my path to happiness easier. I am currently working on the sequel, Life Has No Expiration Date, “sex after 60 Sells”.