Shirley Rorvik was born and raised in Montana and has been married to her second husband for more than 20 years. She has two sons, three stepdaughters and one daughter-­in-­law. Rorvik is an honorable member for First Presbyterian Church USA in Kalispell, Montana and was inspired to write "Jack’s Carousel" after finding the strength in God and accepting her gay son and stepdaughter.

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