Helen Sperber lives in Western Colorado, between ski slopes and the desert canyon country of Utah, where she finds "life after retirement" both exciting and rewarding. She holds a BA in Psychology (University of Minnesota) and an MA in Pastoral Studies (Loyola New Orleans). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in THE DELMARVA REVIEW, DIVERSE VOICES QUARTERLY, SANSKRIT LITERARY MAGAZINE, MERIDIAN ANTHOLOGY, FRONT RANGE REVIEW, and local publications. Her novel, THE BLUE WILDEBEEST, a senior coming-of-age story, promotes active living in retirement. PAPER DAYS AND YEARS is her first poetry collection.