Author Isabel Allende is in her 70’s. She’s got a few wrinkles and an incredible perspective. She says she plans to keep on living passionately as long as she can. Born into a Chilean family with political ties, she went into exile in the United States in the 1970s. Her novels include The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna and The Stories of Eva Luna, Maya’s Notebook and Ripper. She is also the founder of the The Isabel Allende Foundation, which works with nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chile to empower and protect women and girls.