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I am the mother of two college aged boys and one very sweet yellow lab named Jake.  We live in Mt. Lebanon, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh.  I fell into the world of writing by accident.   Many things were on my “bucket list”, but writing a book was not one of them.  I guess life had other plans for me.

Following the sudden death of my husband on Christmas Eve, 2006 at age 44, I found myself challenged with the task of creating a new life for myself and my two teenage sons.  Our happy world unraveled as fast as you can say “heart attack.”  As anyone who endured a similar experience knows, it takes considerable amounts of time, love and support to regain your balance.  We were, and continue to be supported by many loving people in countless ways.  Their love and support was vital to our healing process.

As a result, I was inspired to write a book entitled Comfort Food – One Woman’s Journey to Find the Meaning and Significance of Friendship, which I hope to publish in the near future.  My purpose for writing this book was to share the stories about my experience and the wonderful, generous people who sustained us during those difficult months following my husband’s death.  Included are inspiring sentiments they shared, recipes for meals they prepared and the profound lessons learned along the way.  My hope is that it will bring comfort and inspiration to those faced with loss and the subsequent challenge of creating a new life for themselves.