I've been asked how I came up with the blinded heroine for Out of the Dark.
· The heroine for the novel comes from personal experience. In the 1980's, I worked with a blind woman who ran the department for disabled students at a local community college. I admired how much she could accomplish in a day. She needed a reader for her mail, but she answered phones, attended meetings, couseled students and spoke at luncheons on her own.
. While my heroine is not totally blind--she has limited sight--I wanted the challenge of writing that experience.