Jane Freeberg, author of The Scallop Christmas, provided this bio: My husband and I have lived in Maine for 33 years....the best 33. We grew up in New York where I graduated from Adelphi College. We have 2 sons, both teachers and both writers. I've always loved to tell stories, and I recognize a good tale when I hear one, so when my friend told me the story of the great scallop harvest that occurred when she was a child, and the odd circumstances surrounding it, it really stuck in my head. For 35 years, it would pop into my head every once in a while and I'd think to myself, "That's a really unusual story. Somebody ought to write that down". Finally, I realized nobody was going to do it, so I gave it a try. I'm sorry now that I didn't start sooner.