I am a stay at home mom to 2 little boys, Gus and Alex. I am married to my best friend, Dave. We moved from North Carolina (from just a little north of Charlotte) to Greer, SC in July 2011. I was raised on an expansive dairy farm in rural, western Rowan County, NC. The experience of growing up on a farm has shaped me in innumerable ways and always figures prominently in my memory, therefore in my writing. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 1996 with a BS in Physical Education K-12, alas I have never used my degree for what it was intended. Moreover, I am a student of life. I really try to make it part of my day to reflect on the many blessings that surround me. I believe that it is important to immerse oneself in gratitude. Meditating in this way not only gives me peace, it helps unlock my creativity. I also enjoy many sports (football, basketball), love music (all types, except rap), delight in whitewater rafting and relish any and all chances to be with my family and friends. It is my hope that I will contribute work that fulfills both myself and reader.