"This is a richly textured, compelling story, veined with sharp and striking insights. Pulled by the Heart invites the reader to bear witness to a story of courage, the struggle to follow the demands of the heart, and the hard-earned wisdom of distant roads."
Ellen Kort, Poet Laureate of Wisconsin 2000-2004

Pulled by the Heart began as a simple accounting of the ten years my children and I spent living in the Middle East - and the dramatic ending of those years.

As I embarked on this journey, my story became much more than a simple tale for my children. It is my ardent desire that this book will open the reader’s mind and horizons giving a more complete vision into life in the Middle East as seen through the eyes of an American woman.