I’ve been making my living with words for many years. I’ve also written as a volunteer for various non-profit groups, and for my own pleasure and that of my friends. I’m approaching retirement now (108 weeks, and I count them down every Monday!) and thinking about what I’m going to do when I have slept in and read as many mysteries as I can stand. Writing seems like an obvious choice and I’m sure I’ll work on my version of the (choose one) gritty novel/YA coming-of-age/police procedural/tender love story that all professional non-fiction writers plan to do “someday.” But … just in case that doesn’t work out, I’m taking classes in private investigation and brushing up on my flower arranging skills!