From the Author
This is the book of my heart, the one I had to write. Ever since I realized I was not going to have children, I have felt recurring grief and an emptiness in my heart. I am different from most women, but I have found that I am not alone. There are many of us childless women, and I think it's important to share our stories about what it's like when you don't have children in a world where most girls grow up to become mothers. I hope this book offers comfort to those who are childless and understanding to those who are not. If it makes you smile here and there, even better.
About the Author
Sue Fagalde Lick spent many years as a newspaper reporter, photographer and editor before retiring to become a fulltime writer and musician. She has published books about Portuguese Americans, freelance writing and life on the Oregon coast. A graduate of the MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles, she has taught writing at Oregon Coast and Chemeketa community colleges and at conferences and workshops across the U.S. On weekends, she puts on her music hat and co-directs the choirs at Sacred Heart Church in Newport, Oregon and performs wherever people are willing to listen. She lives with her dog Annie in South Beach, which, like everyplace she has ever lived, is in the flight path of the local airport.