T.A. Sorensen resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, where she works as a designer. After spending two years in Colorado and twelve years in Toronto, Canada, they returned to be closer to her family in her beautiful birthplace.
"Writing Where’s My Purse has been a challenging exercise, due to the sensitive nature of the content. At times I have struggled with the notion that some may perceive me as insensitive, which I am not. Looking at select situations with a comedic eye helps ME cope, and that’s how my mom would want it. I was raised in a home where laughter was used as a defense mechanism, a vehicle for communication and our pharmaceutical of choice. When we learned that Mom had Alzheimer’s, I found myself drowning in a sea of self-pity, yet JoAnn was the one who drew the short straw. In other words, I was making it about me. The only obvious solution was to change MY perspective. Once that adjustment was made, I became a highly effective advocate for her and found peace.
There’s also the little matter of opening up my private world to total strangers; very uncharacteristic of me. But, I understand how it feels to walk this road with someone you love and feel helpless. Granted, there’s an abundance of reference material just waiting to be downloaded, but what I have valued more during this process, is hearing from others in similar situations, which has validated my feelings."