Gail Rae-Garwood has been a non-fiction writer for over 30 years, specializing in living with Chronic Kidney Disease for the last nine. Portal in Time, her first novel, is a love child born from her love of all things Victorian and writing. The most outstanding of all the new information Ms. Rae-Garwood learned while writing this book is that fiction is not only stranger than fact, it’s harder to write. She lives with her husband of three years in Arizona where most of her children - all grown – also live. Gail is a former high school teacher in New York and college instructor in both New York and Arizona. Her favorite course to teach was Research Writing, which helped in researching 1885 Staten Island. Ms. Rae-Garwood is also a retired New York/Arizona actress. Her hobby is photography, a necessity for her SlowItDownCKD account on Instagram. You can learn more about Gail on her website at www.gail-raegarwood.com.