Some things about me:

I have worked as a shoe salesman, short order cook, high school English teacher, and college writing instructor.

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.

I am a middle child. I have an older brother and a younger sister.

My favorite color is blue.

I wrote my first book in 4th grade. I don’t remember the title, but I do remember that it was a catalog of fairies.

My favorite food is a fresh, ripe strawberry.

I have one husband, two pets, and three kids.

My cat is named for Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird.

I live in Washington, D.C.

I write poetry nearly every day.