About the Author
Shirley Dee Schumacher was raised on a resort in northern Minnesota and has lived and traveled in many areas around the United States, finally settling in a small community at the foot of the Black Hills in South Dakota. Her sense of adventure was, indeed, inherited. Shirley has raised many different kinds of dogs, most recently Karelian Bear Dogs for hunting. She has ridden the old logging trails in northern Minnesota on horseback, lived in Los Angeles, California and spent nearly seven years in Panama City, Florida painting signs and doing a little photography—but she still longs for the forests back home and for a time that was simple and plain. No matter where she has gone, Shirley has managed to meet some very crazy critters (mostly the four-legged kind) and has written a little about them in Ancient Waters and Other Very Short Stories, published June, 2013.