About the Author
About the Author Loretta Bender has worked as an insurance agent/customer service rep for 50 years. Retirement from the insurance business is still in the future. She states if she wrote a book on her career as an agent, it would probably alternate between serious and comedy. Loretta has spent all but one of her 69 years in Iowa. She is a widow with two children and four grandchildren. Besides her family and her work as an insurance agent, her favorite pastime is reading, writing and caring for her house and flowers. Her interests run over a wide range of subjects from mystery to historical. The Diary of Cord House is her second novel. Future plans are two novels with the characters from her first novel, One Thing of Beauty, released in 2006. A children's book, Sammy Learns to Fly is awaiting illustrations before being submitted to publisher.