Here are my basic stats: I am the daughter of two, the big sister of eight, the mother of four, the grandmother of 13, and the teacher of a thousand at least. I read every day. I write every day. I draw and paint lots of days. I crochet and stitch and embroider lots of days. I clean a little bit every day. I teach a little bit most days. And best of all, I just mess around lots of each and every day. The messing around is the truly important part. I am in my fourth life, I like to say. My passion is running high! I am now a published writer ! ! !