Ed Marée is a pseudonym for two authors - cousins -who grew up in a small farming community.
He, as a young student fulfilling a school assignment, interviewed his Welsh grandmother regarding life on the family farm during the Great Depression. Drawing on that interview, as well as personal experiences, he brings a male perspective to the story.
She, who spent her childhood in a small town supporting the surrounding rural community, developed a love for reading and helping others. She brings a female perspective to the story.
Both pursued technical careers in mid-life, he in engineering and she in radiology, but neither forgot the legacy of rural childhoods, enjoying gardening and activities today reminiscent of their rural roots. As retirement approached, they were able to reconnect, discussing life experiences and views on favorite novels, prompting them to pen this story.