Shirley Zillig, author of My Pathway to Paradise will be at the Meet the Authors' Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center this weekend in Melbourne Florida.
Her book is an autobiography. She's been on a Pathway to Paradise all of her life. Raised during the great depression, she never let hardship stand in her way. She became a professional dancer at the tender age of eleven. During World War II, she met and married the man of her dreams, Robert Zillig. Together they formed a partnership in love, life, and in business.
They shared an entrepreneurial spirit, from starting businesses delivering eggs to making homemade bleach. When Bob came up with a quick disconnect gadget in their basement office in 1963, Shirley worked alongside him to launch Jiffy-tite. The company grew and today produces over 165,000 parts a day.
Through the years, they shared a passion for cars, sailing, and motor homing. When she took up flying at the age of 50 and started racing airplanes with their daughter, Bonnie, Bob willingly supported her habit. They shared 64 years of laughter as well as tears, but she always enjoyed the journey.
The book can be purchased on amazon.com