Angela Williams Duea is a freelance writer and animal lover. Her pets have included a German Shepherd, a Golden Retriever, six mixed-breed cats and one purebred Maine Coon cat, numerous salt- and fresh-water fish, and a salamander. Her writing has been published in numerous trade and commercial magazines, websites, and newsletters. Angela lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Joseph, a former cattle rancher. They have two teenage daughters and share their home with two slightly spoiled cats."