About the Author
Charlene C. Duline lives in Indianapolis. She is a graduate of Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. As a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Information Agency, she wrote press releases, speeches and toasts for ambassadors and visiting congressional delegations; met heads of state, hosted dignitaries and won friends and influenced people to accept U.S. foreign policies, unpalatable though some of those policies were to her personally. Her memoir takes the reader on what is often a wild ride from country to country and from adventure to adventure. She is an avid animal lover and is a volunteer at the Indianapolis Zoo. Before joining the U.S. Foreign Service, she was a Peace Corps volunteer, and a United Nations International Secretary. Since retiring she has volunteered at the Indiana Women's Prison, and was a tour guide at Crown Hill Cemetery. She is currently working on another book, "Warrior Princess," written in the voice of her miniature poodle daughter, Ebony, who crossed the rainbow bridge a few months ago leaving a deep hole in her mommy's heart.