Many, many years ago, while writing in my native tongue-Spanish, I had a few short stories published. Those were the days! Then came marriage, daughter and every day life reality and I stopped writing. Today, at age 61 I have resumed writing and apparently I am pouring out everything that has been bottled up inside all these years. Short stories came first and then my book decided it was going to get written. I was writing one of many short stories about Africa but the story did not want to end. It kept pouring out and now it's finished. I am calling it Shield of Love. It needs some more editing and then I will have to take the long winding road to interest an agent who will interest a publisher who will publish the book. Wish me luck.