Naomi Wark lives with her husband on Camano Island, Washington. She loves island life with its beaches, numerous raptors and the annual migration of tundra swans and snow geese. When she is not writing, she volunteers with the Stanwood Camano Food Bank and sits on the Board of Directors. She is also active with the Skagit Valley Writer's League, EPIC Group Writers, and Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc. She loves spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. To quote Archbishop Desmond Tutu, "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." It is up to each of us to value the treasure of our families.