I believe in the saying, "Not all who wander are lost." Born in Seattle, I moved with my family many times before we settled in Indianapolis, and after graduating from Wheaton College near Chicago with a teaching degree in physical education, I continued my peripatetic lifestyle. First came five years in the Black Forest of Germany as a dorm assistant in a Canadian boarding school, followed by working as a learning disabilities therapist in Indpls. Working as a nanny in NYC came next, succeeded by two winters in St. Thomas, USVI. Then began a stretch in retail and restaurant work in Indpls., Gatlinburg, TN, and Littleton, NH, and finally, my musician husband, James Page, and I discovered Buena Vista in 2007, where we enjoy the mountain views and friendly people.
Over the years, I have traveled extensively, including visiting Japan, Lebanon, and much of the US and Europe. Here in Buena Vista, I worked at the Ark-Valley Humane Society before becoming a free-lance pet and house sitter. Always interested in volunteer work and intellectual stimulation, I volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club, work as a stringer for the local paper, serve as the vice-president of my home owner's association, and have published a novel, "The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes", under the pen name Grace Best-Page. Additionally, I'm the vice-president of my sister's business BEST Products, Inc., maker of the Original FidoRido Pet Car Seat.
My goodness, that all sounds rather formal and bland, so to spice it up, I have also worked in the art department of an independent film, found the body of a murder victim, once received a personal and handwritten reply from Dr. Oliver Sacks, helped move 38 cats and 7 dogs to FL, stood at the foot of Mt. Fuji without actually seeing it, and speak fluent Klingon. Only one of those things isn't true. Hint-it's the last one.
One last thing for the curious – we have no children, except for the four-legged kind (one dog and one cat).
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The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes
by Grace Best-Page
Jackie Bowman, a modern-day American woman, mysteriously time travels to 1891 where she meets Sherlock Holmes at the point of his untimely “death” at the Reichenbach Falls. Disguised as Jack, she and Holmes share adventures and form a friendship over the next three years. With humor, drama, and poignancy, this book tells the story of what really happened during Holmes’ hiatus.
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