Therese Griffin is a professional member of the Society of Southwestern Authors and an associate (lay) member with the Joliet Franciscans. She is "comfortable walking on any street in the inner-city neighborhoods and on country roads." Where there is a need, she tries her best to be supportive. Her most cherished gifts are her three adopted, loving grandchildren who call her Nana. Her most recent book is "Are You Hearing Me?: Tell Me Before I Die."