Shirley Holder Platt is a native Texan, and her stories reflect that background. She retired from corporate America after stints as a manager for shareholder services for two different corporations; an assistant at a non-profit organization, and a database manager for a religious organization. While working, she was always writing for family and friends. After taking early retirement, she finds herself spending more time on her writing and blogging than she ever did at a “real” job. She now lives in a country house surrounded by a small herd of white-tail deer, bluebirds, cardinals, woodpeckers, titmice, black-capped chickadees, hummingbirds, and several migratory birds, plus lots of other wildlife. She loves animals and includes pets in many of her stories.