I am an American married to an Englishman. We moved to rural Latvia 6 years ago after marrying in 2006. I lived and ministered in England from 1997 to 2009. I was a licensed Reader (Lay Pastor)in the Anglican Church. I originally went to England serving as a missionary with Operation Mobilization. Previous to that time I had served in various ministries being paid and volunteering for over 20 years. I have 2 adult children in their 40's living in Portland, Oregon. Both are single and except for furry grandchildren I have no expectations of being a grandmother. God's call to rural Latvia seems to be the push I needed to get serious about writing. I am a total 'newbie' except for one daily devotional that was published and assorted Church newsletters distributed in the parish. Oh, and I have a blog. Now in 2015 after 5 strokes I am invalided but still love reading.