Mary-Ellen Pecci, nee Clark, author of Cross Threaded, is a Bath, Maine native. She graduated from the University of Maine Augusta, cum laude at the age of 67, minoring in Human Behavior and Justice Studies. She also attended Concord Law School and is presently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in Public Administration. She was an owner / operator of the Bath Maine Restaurant, MaryEllenz Caffe. Mary-Ellen attended Shelter Institute in Woolwich, Maine, designing and building two homes performing all aspects of construction, including plumbing, wiring, roofing…when in her 50’s. She has now taken on the challenge of writing the fictional novel.