Sue Wilke grew up in the suburbs of New York City and attended the College of New Rochelle and received her BA in History. She moved to Washington, DC ,where she decided she wanted to live after her 7th grade Girl Scout trip, received her MA in International Service from American University and did doctoral studies in Modern Chinese History at George Washington. She worked as an intelligence analyst in Far Eastern Affairs for the Defense Intelligence Agency for seven years before moving to Cincinnati where she had a 21-year career in logistics and human resources for Procter & Gamble. She took early retirement to work in the non-profit sector as Executive Director of the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Leadership Council of Human Services Executives and COO of the Free Store Food Bank.
She retired again in 2009 and in addition to her community volunteer work, has been working on writing her memoir and developing her photography skills.
About the Cover:
Title: The Goldfinch in Winter
Last winter when it was so cold and snowy, I saw this little, yellow goldfinch perched on a very barren, dogwood tree. I was able to capture him, patiently waiting his turn at our bird feeder, through my front window.