About the Author -

Catherine Delen Beeckman

Catherine Delen Beeckman was born in Belgium in 1962. As a child and teen-ager, she lived in many different countries hence most of her memories are rooted in Africa and South America.

Catherine graduated from the University of Louvain-La Neuve in Belgium with a degree in Semiology and Communication in 1983. After graduation she continued her travels and has subsequently lived in seventeen different countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Her enduring love of languages, culture and people has allowed her to learn and teach four languages in different educational institutions all over the world.In addition, her warmth and spontaneity has driven her to work with a variety of charitable organizations in each country where she has resided.

Catherine is married and has five children ranging in age from three to twenty one who have chosen her life style and live all over the globe. She currently calls Winston-Salem, North Carolina home.