I've worn more than a few professional hats in my life. When I was three years old I was crowned Miss Central Park of Schenectady, New York. That day was the beginning and end of my beauty queen aspirations. Many careers later (classroom teacher, curriculum writer, attorney, school principal, adjunct university professor, storyteller, and cotton candy machine operator), I've dedicated myself to my writing. When not reading or writing, I love hiking, swimming, kayaking, traveling, and spending time with my husband, children, and granddaughter.