D’Ann had been selected to enter her company’s fast-track program when she and her husband felt God’s call to adopt a sibling pair of older, third-world children. Her “Home Front Management” career became more challenging when her son was diagnosed with autism. She is active in the special needs world and speaks to local women’s and special needs’ groups. Her first novel, Dancing from the Shadows, is a fictionalized composite of situations encountered by real families. D’Ann and Bruce, her husband of 28 years, live in Johns Creek, Georgia with two teenagers, a dog and two cats. When not engrossed in writing and Home Front Management, D’Ann advocates for special needs and directs a child sponsorship program for her church.