As a writer since childhood, it was always a dream to have my own published book in my hands. Career and family occupied the majority of my time, but on retirement, I decided to prioritize writing my book and having it published. After a false start with another publishing company, I called a friend, Margaret McEwan, who had happily and successfully published her own book with Lisa Akoury-Ross and SDP Publications. I contacted and then worked Lisa as publisher, and Beth Epps, editor. With their able assistance, kind encouragement, and always welcome recommendations, my book, DORCHESTER GIRL became a reality and was published in April 2021. With all of my gratitude and respect, Judith Kirwan Kelley.