Welcome to She Writes, Barbara. I'm guessing you're in Michigan or have Michigan connections of some sort (from your PA). I went to UM and UMLaw, and have a new novel coming out next year about four women UMLaw grads. And my son is off to UM in the fall - another nice excuse for me to get back. Lovely place.
If you're looking for a way to jump in here, you might like to join us in Midwestern writers. I'll look forward to connecting with you here.