About the author
Nancy Freund began writing at age 9, with dystopian novel 'The Orange Invasion', hand-written on orange note paper and subsequently lost forever. She then planned to become the first female goalie for the National Hockey League (age 10), owner of Barkadia Dog Hotel, (age 11), an English teacher, and the bareback rider of Warpaint, the Kansas City Chiefs' touchdown celebration horse. In the end, the horses and hockey skates were relegated to nostalgia. But she did enjoy several years teaching English, Reading, and Journalism at Whittier High School, east of Los Angeles. Today she works with Tanzanian scholars in Switzerland in International Baccalaureate language support. Her first foreign "pen pals" found through Rotary International were kids in India, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, and Nancy spent much of high school exchanging letters with foreign friends, one of whom became her husband. When she later worked in direct mail marketing as a list broker, she realized a sort of direct mail campaign could be credited for her marriage, (now 26 years in). Primitive social media -- with postage stamps.