Muriel V. Murrell is a second-generation Floridian. Born in Miami, she grew up on Brickell Avenue and attended Miss Harris’ School in the 1930s. After earning her B.S. in art from Skidmore College in New York, she became a fashion artist and copywriter and later went into commercial art. Her poetry was featured in an anthology by former Poet Laureate of Florida Vivian Yeiser Larimore. For the past twenty years, Ms. Murrell has been a realtor with a strong knowledge of Miami’s homes and infrastructure. When she’s not writing, she loves bridge, word games, and crossword puzzles.