Bio: About the Author: I am a wife, mother, author and have been a teacher, a sailor, an admitting clerk, a painter, tile layer, cook and bottle washer. I live in Michigan with my husband of thirty plus years and two very superior cats. My sons are grown, so my husband and I are downsizing our lives. In the not too distant future, I'll be moving to a new home (probably still in Michigan, although I hope someday to live in a year-round warm climate--I'm definitely NOT a snow bunny). I'm pretty ordinary and in many ways very, very blessed. My friends include waitresses, teachers, nurses aides, accountants, professional speakers, veterans and active duty military men and women, a host of publishing industry professionals, and a huge number of moms and dads. And that's only a small part of the list of very diverse folks who I like, love and admire. Some of us are avid travelers (me, me, me ), some have hobbies (everything from gaming to quilting), some are homebodies, some are workaholics. The one thing all of us share is a love of reading. We don't always like to read the same things, and when we do, we don't always have similar opinions about the quality of what we've read. And only a few of us blend our love of reading with a passion for writing. I developed that passion very early, writing my first poem at age 7. The best part of writing that poem was sharing it with my mom, then with other readers. My mom can no longer read my writing, but you can. I hope you enjoy and learn something from everything you read.