Zoraida Quintero-Hardie was born in Venezuela in 1942. An educator by training and heart. Historian, economist, writer and above all, an independent minded woman who believes in equality and social justice. Lives in U.K since 1975 where she opened different small businesses, creating jobs in the community. Mother of three girls, grandmother of two girls and great grand ma of one girl. Since 2001, married to Nicholas Hardie; they live part of the year in Liguria, Italia, enjoying travelling, art, music, reading, and the simplicity of life.