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After a long career in newspaper, printing, advertising and public relations, Roberta retired to a cottage of her design on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Professional writing (proposals, presentations, rationales) had only teased her creative impulses. In 2011, having written poetry, fiction and political rants since her teens, she undertook what she'd missed 60 years before--community college, writers' groups and conferences. First discovered and published by The Feathered Flounder, her work became a series of pieces exploring women's very diverse lives.