"After my husband died, I was looking for something to occupy time. I joined Laura’s class even though I had never written before, not even in a diary. The writing became a catharsis for me. Through Laura’s writing prompts I relieved my feelings of grief, loneliness and was able to get on with my life. Eventually, I collected my essays and published them in a book, A Widow’s Journey. Becoming an author at my age was something I never expected!"