The first person to plant the seed of writing a book in my mind was a young woman named Ms. Mary Erickson. Ms. Erickson is a brilliant artist who felt the stories of my past needed to be shared with the world. (Her words, not mine) Though the seed was planted, it wasn’t until 2007 on Necker Island, after a challenge by Sir Richard Branson, that I actually started to move forward with the project. I will let Sir Richard tell you of our meeting in his own words.