I am a middle-aged woman working on writing my first novel and honing my craft one mistake at a time! I am a teacher in the United States. Teaching has defined me as a person for the last 25 years of my life. I love teaching and making a difference in the lives of children, but now I am looking for a new creative outlet. I have written a few short stories and poems over the years, and I have written work-related articles for professional journals. I enjoy writing short stories about people navigating relationships in the modern world, and my novel-in-progress is a romance/adventure that excites me one minute and frustrates me the next!