Mary Friday Leadbetter is a perpetual student of Asian Cultures and Arts. Now residing in North Carolina USA, she spent 30 years living in Europe and Southeast Asia (Singapore) first as a practising attorney and then with her husband Jon. She has taught the history of the Americas for several years in Singapore. She has studied at the British Museum in London and at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. She had been a docent with the Friends of the Museums, Singapore until her departure in 2017.