Shay Lacy is a faithful secretary by day, whose plain glasses disguise the heart of a romantic dreamer.

Those looks of intense concentration are really her being distracted by a story idea. She wants a happily-ever-after tale that makes you feel hopeful at the end.

She shares her life and her love of natural beauty with her photographer husband. Shay and her husband recently experienced their own transformation into a mid-life orphans. She reminds you to please tell the people in your life that you love them, take care of your aging parents as they decline, and practice gratitude for what you had/have in life and the wonderful people who shared/share your life.

Savor the beauty in simple things like a field of wild flowers, autumn leaves, a pristine snowfall, the sound of a babbling brook, hand blown glass, a piece of limestone, a smile, a laugh, a hug.