A native Detroiter, becoming an author was my childhood dream. After earning an MBA from Michigan State University, working for twenty-five years in the healthcare industry and raising a family, the time finally came when I could flee the dreaded Michigan winters and pursue a new career as an author in sunny Florida.
Although writing is my passion, my husband Ron and I love to travel. Since moving to Florida, we have spent most of our summers in a Class A motor home traveling back and force across the United States and Canada, a country that feels like a second home to me. So far we have logged 114,000 miles. During the summer of 2010, we covered 9,000 miles traveling through 25 states. Highlights of the trip including attending the Algonkian Writer’s Conference in San Francisco, visiting five children and eight grandchildren and attending the ceremony in Arlington, VA promoting our son-in-law to Brigadier General in the United States Marine Corps. Last summer we made two trips north, including a stay in Joliet, Illinois to attend the Ryder Cup at Medinah.
In the spring of 2013, we will be embark on our most adventurous trip ever beginning with second transatlantic cruise aboard the Celebrity Reflection with stops in the Canary Islands, Barcelona, Toulon, and Rome followed by a back-to-back eleven day cruise of the Mediterranean. After disembarking in Rome, we will fly to Budapest and spend a week in the Hungarian countryside before taking the train to Vienna. From Vienna, we travel by car to Salzburg and Munich. After a week at a resort south of Cologne, we will board another cruise ship in Zeebrugge for Scandinavia and Russia. We will make our way home for Southampton on the Queen Mary 2 and return home from New York by train.
Not a day goes by I don't give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon me. A loving husband, five children and eight grandchildren, a comfortable home on the Suncoast of Florida and the freedom to spend my time writing and traveling the world. What woman could ask for more?
My hope for each of you is if you are not yet living your dreams, you will keep them in your heart until the time is right to follow wherever they may lead.
E. Maud Muller