About the Author
Ildiko Szekely was born and raised in then communist Hungary, still sheltered behind the Iron Curtain. At age 17, with the support of a dear friend, Szekely was enrolled in a prestigious preparatory high school in the United States – quite the contrast to her previous life experiences. Immersed in the American culture and English language for the first time, she dedicated her life to her swimming and academic career that earned her an athletic scholarship to Michigan State University. Szekely went on to obtain an MA from UC Berkeley and became a high school English teacher. Currently she’s residing in Wenham, MA.