Mary Wagner shares her story about breaking her back and changing careers midlife. We had a fun chat about online dating, power tools, shoes, chocolate, and Mary leaves us with some profound advice. Her book When the Shoe Fits is inspirational and empowering. When a hard fall from a tall horse landed Mary T. Wagner—then a freelance writer and a soccer mom with four young children—in a body cast for three months with a broken back, she didn’t take it as a sign to ease back on the throttle. Instead, she changed careers, went to law school, took a job as a criminal prosecutor, and bought her first pair of spike heels. And THEN she started writing again. More than a dozen national and regional writing awards later, Wagner has compiled this “best of” collection of her inspiring and empowering essays from her first three books, and added a few more for good measure. Wagner’s earlier books, “Running with Stilettos,” “Heck on Heels” and “Fabulous in Flats,” earned recognition for humor, inspiration and memoir, and their kudos included both an Indie Excellence Award and a silver IPPY. Two were finalists in ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year Awards. Her legal experience has been similarly eclectic, ranging from handling speeding tickets to arguing cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court…sometimes in the same week!