Author bio


L.I.L. is the work of Dorothy Heller, and this is not her dating profile.

Heller separated from her ex-husband in 2004 but didn’t divorce until 2010, due to impressive powers of procrastination.

She is a mother by marriage, birth, and adoption, which she thought was noteworthy until she met a woman who had done all the above, plus had children through surrogates. (Heller is technically an ex-stepmother with two ex-step grandchildren, but family is family, and there are many stories to tell about that).

Her children are basically grown—the youngest will be 21 in January, which seems like science fiction to the author—and they have all turned out beautifully. She is willing to share credit for the results. Both sons are married, including the technically ex-stepson.

Heller has been a short-order crepe chef, a ghostwriter for physicians at a well-known medical center, a (not very competent) secretary, a poet, a union organizer, a grant writer, a technical marketing writer, a medical and legal interpreter/translator, and is probably forgetting a number of jobs, like the time she was a receptionist at a home for unwed mothers.

Among her goals is to be in an L.L.P.-a loving life partnership—as well as write at least one good song. It remains to be seen if the two are connected.

Heller does like to walk on the beach holding hands, has not just returned from another exotic vacation, and does not ski, scuba dive, or hang glide–safer for all concerned–(although sits well by the fire). Her relationship with Nature is love/hate, due to allergies. Heller never expected to be writing a blog about the mature single experience, which shows we never know what to expect, and hopes you will enjoy the journey with her.

  3 Responses to “Author bio”

  1. I am definitely enjoying the journey with you, Dorothy! Your writing is a delight! 🙂

  2. I really like the way you write. It is refreshing !!
    I wonder if you would like to do it in Spanish ! double audience !!
    Congratulations !

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