Hi! I'm a poet, a novelist, and a mother of nine. I've won awards for my writing, but none for parenting, aside from blissful sighs over homemade cinnamon rolls and a sweet-smelling head of hair I get to kiss from time to time. In addition to writing I love singing, gardening, skiing, hiking, summiting and anything that brings my heart-rate up and fresh air to my lungs. I love shoes, and I love sushi. And I love peeeeople so I'm glad you're here!