Mary A Faderan PhD is a writer, journalist, blogger and author of two books, The Loveable Resident (Xlibris, 2017 November) and Life Lessons: Ruminations on Life as a Human on Earth (Merryagnes, 2017 November). Her love of writing stems from her youth when she wrote romance stories in high school. She majored in science at Indiana-Purdue University and went on to get her PhD in Pharmacology. Her life journey spanned several decades in cancer research, laboratory scientific research and most recently, regulatory affairs. She retired from her full time work in August 2017 to devote to writing full time. She lives in West Lafayette, Indiana where she lives with her family.