In 2000, Carole Brody Fleet lost her beloved husband Mike after a two-year battle with ALS. At age 40 she was on her own raising an 11-year-old daughter. She realized that widows wear stilettos too, not just black, she thus set out to help others feeling the emotional shock and devastation of widowhood. She is the author of Widows Wear Stilettos and Happily Even After. She is currently happily remarried to Dave Sansbury.