Micebyliz i looked up the author to see if she is still alive because i was hoping to find out what she has has done since the book was written. There is some information at then end of the book and little more online. I thought it was probably a difficult task to write her account but i'm grateful she did. My only problem was that occasionally there were continuity issues, where i was asking "what?" "who?" "huh?" not that i needed more personal information because i feel that kind of thing should be private, but just the logistics maybe could have been more clear. On the whole it was wonderful and a good read.