My guest today is a native New Yorker who identifies as a late bloomer, a highly sensitive introvert, and a proud mama bear to two children. An occupational therapist, she received honors for essays before writing a book. Her debut, “Late Bloomer: Finding My Authentic Self at Midlife,” launches in August 2023. She is living her authentic life with her partner and their two cats; they split their time between New Jersey and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Melissa Giberson.