Marilou Flinkman can't stay out of prison. She is highly active in prison ministry in her home state of Washington where she encourages prisoners to make right choices in the future and give past mistakes to the forgiving Father in Heaven. Marilou also teaches beginning writing to college students while she adds to her own list of well over 100 published short stories and articles. Her best friend happens to be her husband, and they have six living children and nine grandchildren scattered throughout the Northwest. Her hobbies include reading about 100 books a year, traveling, and fishing.