Christine O'Riley enjoys writing stories and poems that restore the wonder to life. She is the founder of the local creative writing group, "Pencraft." She has been married to Dick for 47 years and newly retired from a seasoned obstetrical nursing career. She recently released her first published children's book, "The Wondrous Story of the Little Shoe," based on a true story. It is an inspirational tale of love and restoration. She is honored to be participating in this year's event.