Barbara Purchia and E. Ashley Rooney met at a local corporate dinner. There, they discovered that Barbara had recently retired from a high tech management position, and that Ashley was busy writing books and needing a proofreader. Thus began a friendship and a writing partnership. Together they wrote?Fairy Homes and Gardens?(2014) and?Contemporary Glass Art?(2016). Ashley is the author of more than 50 books for Schiffer Publishing, specializing in contemporary art and architecture. Barbara is a stained glass artist working on several commissions.

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