About the Author
Mary Pat Hyland studied art and music at Syracuse University where she earned a BFA Illustration. She worked as a graphic artist/designer/art director for many years before a layoff forced her into a new field of work: journalism. She spent 15 years in the field, including several years as a syndicated web site columnist for Gannett News Service -her columns were carried in more than 90 newspapers across the U.S. and Canada (including USA Today). In late 2007, Hyland left journalism to pursue a dream she'd had for more than 20 years: novelist. A month later, the novel she'd been working on for more than a decade was published. This is the author's third novel. Her other works are "The Cyber Miracles" (2008) and its sequel, "A Sudden Gift of Fate" (2009). Hyland resides in upstate New York. Her interests include Gaeilge-the Irish language, music, dance, gardening, Finger Lakes wines and cooking.