The Story Behind ‘Cornered’ by Linda DeFruscio

Richard Sharpe was a Harvard-educated doctor who wanted to become known for finding a cure for cancer (which his mother had died from) and other diseases. He loved research and he loved technology. He actually created software that would help doctors track their patients’ mammograms. He felt that too many times, lost, misplaced or neglected…

The Story Behind ‘Hamster Island,’ by Joan Heartwell

I grew up with a mostly absent father, a religious fanatic mother, a kleptomaniac grandmother, and two special needs siblings. As a really small kid, I didn’t give much thought to my circumstances, but as I got older I began to see how “unique” my family was. Their uniqueness became even more evident after we…