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 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 of those years in America. Is Author of ten books. At 75, a "willing to take risks" turtle symbolizes Ann. She was named in editions of Marquis Who's Who in America & the World during her career.