Dr. Mary Lee Peck lives in Ohio with her husband. They are empty-nesters now enjoying four grandchildren. She has been an educator for more than thirty years and is a Professor Emeritus at a small liberal arts college where she continues to educate future and post-baccalaureate teachers. She has a remarkable capacity to tell a story with loveable characters who experience many of the everyday trials that most lovers experience regardless of their age. Romantic novels represent her preferred genre for fictional reading and writing because of the psychological lift they provide to their readers and to their authors. Other publications include books for children (Miss Molly's Moving Day; Dudley Dreads Decisions) and a college text on reading. A second novel, Fitzy's, will soon be released.