You will often see D. J. Blackmore in the company of a colony of bees, because there's nothing more peaceful than the sound of sixty thousand making honey. The author is also a mother of five, but stories are her oldest love. Life experiences are a wonderful inspiration for writing books, characters met or tales eavesdropped. But it takes a dreamer to write a tale worth the listen. She believes it is the artists who are blind to the obvious, because they see what the rest of the world fails to notice.