My given name is Terrene Lynn Cumberlin, but most people know me as Terri Nekvinda. My Soul Mate and Number One Editor, Bill Nekvinda and I have been married for 48 years. We’re the proud parents of three grown sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and have been blessed with four grandchildren, Aubrey, Isabella, Jacob, and Vince. I’m a retired elementary teacher, having taught 3rd-6th grade. 5th grade was my favorite. Being retired gives me time to write and enjoy being a guest teacher in my grandchildren’s classrooms. We live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I enjoy spending quiet time with the Lord in the early morning hours, spending time with my family and friends, singing, reading, and writing. Bill and I enjoy traveling, camping, 4 wheeling, old cars, Pickleball, and Walk to Emmaus activities. Thank you, Jesus, for being my redeemer and my source of strength and inspiration.