Sheila Weinstein found herself alone after her husband, a renowned ophthalmologist, was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 64. After his death, she had to learn to live a new life without the love of her life. Eventually she turned her journey into a memoir to help others cope with losing a partner and learning to live a fulfilling life alone. Sheila has a B.A. from Barnard College, NYC, and an M.A. in Piano Performance from Trinity University, San Antonio Texas. In 2008 she played at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall—a lifelong dream. She is currently writing a novel and is a docent at Carnegie Hall. She has three children, two grandchildren, and a Yorkie named Pooh.