Like her protagonist Shannon Kendricks, Cathy Parker is an attorney. She volunteered as a zoo keeper's aide for eight years and did have a very special beluga buddy, Mauyak, just as Shannon Kendricks has. As to encounters with alien children, as in the trilogy, she is not saying. She was also a radio and print journalist and once was the 'Jill of all trades' for a small satellite paper in Wyoming. She did everything from taking to the photos to writing the articles and op-ed pieces to helping with layout and hauling the newspapers through blizzards once a week. As a result, she saw lambs being born and went on a cattle drive and ate her first (and last) Rocky Mountain Oyster. She has seen mountain gorillas in the wild in Rwanda and orangutans in Borneo and even rocked an orphaned baby orangutan to sleep on her chest. She has volunteered with a chimpanzee sanctuary for former research subjects. So you can see where her heart lies. Currently she lives in Costa Rica with her black cat. All similarities between her cat and the trilogy's Narcissus are purely and probably coincidental.
On one side you see another nearly translucent butterfly and on the other side, a spider monkey who isn't looking too happy. I feel more like the monkey than the butterfly because I am having trouble adjusting to the notion that I am leaving all this wonderful nature, warm temperatures, beaches, nice people, and on and on it goes. My grandchildren, high school through college through management, all are really sick with the flu. Besides heading back to the cold, I am not looking forward to flu season. We don't seem to have it down where I am. But leave I will. The workers are all over my house still, so I am not on the market yet. Photos are going to be taken on December 12 and then I think the realtor is going to post the house. Keep your fingers crossed that I score a buyer right away so I don't have to keep the house spotless every day. ???? No writing getting done until I am through this move. Another reason to hope for a mercifully quick sale.