I am a recently retired English teacher. I have been fascinated with the writing process since I was a child, so it seemed natural that I should teach about writing as well. I played many roles as an educator, but my favorite was writing teacher. The process of weaving effective communication and creativity is both fun and useful. I loved working with students as they worked their way through that process. Over the years I have published a few short stories and professional articles. I just completed my first novel and worked through the indie publishing process. I am a Wisconsin native, but I have been privileged to live in various regions in the United States and have studied and traveled in other countries as well. My husband and I have managed and enjoyed the challenges of a two career marriage while raising two children. Now we are enjoying the freedoms that retirement has to offer--one of them being more time to write.