Ann Patterson writes personal experiences with the goal of giving her reader something to think about. She believes there is a path for every person to serve & bless community & the world. A professional writer she takes seriously the craft of writing & seeks to constantly improve. A lesbian, Ann's path to personal freedom & joy is described in "Out at Sixty." A counselor, she writes to inform readers of its value. Ann grew up during WW II & writes stories about her life during those years in America. At 75, a turtle still symbolizes Ann. Turtles stick their neck out to get anywhere...the same risk-taking has given her success.