I am a veteran teacher, inveterate storyteller, and avowed writer. Since I hold both a Language Arts and Social Studies credential, my students, 7th-12th graders, have wrestled with such subjects as Expository Writing, Government, American Literature, and World History. They also have been a captive audience to such stories as the Fastest Samurai Contest and That's Not My Valise. I read dictionaries for pleasure. I write every day.