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Wife, Mom, Sister, Friend. 

Twenty years after receiving my first paycheck for a published article, I still feel a little shocked (and kind of nauseated) seeing my work in print. 

I graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in Economics which seemed sensible at the time. I spent my junior year at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and later, received an all-expense paid M.B.A., which seemed even more sensible. Unless what you really want to be is a writer.

We live in the town I grew up in on the Lake Erie shore. It may not be especially adventurous to raise your children in your hometown where your friends’ kids are your kids’ friends but “for me, the boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places.” 

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Beyond the Castle 

A Guide to Discovering Your Happily Every After

I buckled up for the ride of a lifetime in the co-writing of Beyond the Castle with my sister-friend, Jody Jean Dreyer. Jody knows the who’s who among Disney legends. The stories in Beyond the Castle gathered from her 30-year career at The Walt Disney Company are full of whimsy and wisdom. (And, by the way, so is Jody.)

This soon-to-be-released book invites you inside the castles of Disney and beyond. Jody’s stories from more than three decades and twenty-two positions at Disney will help you in your own adventure, and the journey that really matters--to the source of delight, surprise and lasting goodness where happily ever after becomes truth and not just fairy tale.

You can pre-order Beyond the Castle now, or purchase it wherever books are sold September 5, 2017.