An Oklahoma native, Gency became a fascinated observer of everday life at an early age and never failed to take note. A busy career in retail management took her to all parts America where she was exposed not only to its beauty, but to the many personalities, attitudes, and ways of life that give it color and texture. These travels produced suggested titles and plots which were simply stored away. It has only been in retirement that those collected titles and characters have begun to jump off the page as short stories. Immersed in the rich culture and diversity of Albuquerque, NM since 2016, the creative juices are now flowing.