Jennifer M. Franks is the author of 3 books: The Lotus Blossom, Wild Card Willie and the Pony Express, and He Shall Be Peace. She's been a Coronado resident since 2003, and is married to Capt. James E. Bates, MD. She is a native Southern Californian, however she was raised all over the world, living in countries such as Indonesia, India, Nigeria, Venezuela, Malaysia and Thailand. Travel, reading and writing are among her many favorite past times. Jennifer is very proud to be a member of the growing Coronado Arts literary community.