Kate McLaughlin wanted to create a fictional couple who could tell her and her husband’s story. Somehow the book took on a life of its own and Fast Food Kills is the result. “My husband and I are retired and live on a retirement style income. We live full-time in an RV and travel all over the country. When not visiting the kids, we work as volunteers with the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. We also do service projects and disaster rebuilds with NOMADS, which is a branch of the United Methodist Church.” About her writing, she says, “I had recently turned 70 and thought if Grandma Moses could start that late in life, so could I.”