I am a wife, a mother to four children and a grandmother to a recent arrival. I do not currently have a job, but plan to return to work soon. I have done many things, but my favorites were teaching and working at a homeless shelter. In my 45 years on this planet I have lived in Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska and Hawaii. Because my children were born here, I am back in Nebraska. My heart remains on a beach on Kauai. I completed my first NaNoWriMo in 2012 and have the T-shirt to prove it! That was a huge step for me in the process of transforming myself from someone who wanted to be a writer to someone who is a writer.