The shy, smart girl who loved books and grew up in rural Hardin County, Illinois, never imagined she would one day be an author. Since that time, Mary McSparin has raised a family, and completed her college degree while working a full time job. She considers retirement a blessing as it allows much time to spend with her sweet grandchildren and pursue her gift of writing. Mary writes about the things she loves; her saving relationship with Jesus, her love of cooking and family, and her God-given desire to use meals to show hospitality and meet the needs of others. Mary is active in her local church, teaching Bible study on Sundays and looking for opportunities in which she and her husband Tom can share life with people they meet.