I grew up on a lake in New Hampshire with my sister and parents spending the summers swimming and eating blackberries. I went to a small school in central New Hampshire, so small that my graduating class had only 17 students in it. I have always loved reading and writing and channeled that love into pursuing a degrees in English and Early Childhood Education, as well as a masters in the Teaching of Writing. I taught second grade before having my two boys.
Even though not currently in a classroom, I love working with kids and thinking about writing. I work with the National Writing Project in New Hampshire coordinating writing camps and facilitating workshops for teachers.
-Water. It could be the ocean, the lake, even a rainstorm. There is something about water that just makes me happy!
-Sunsets. Taking pictures of sunsets. Sunset colors...someday I'll see that green flash that happens when the sun hits the horizon in just the right way.
-Birthday Cake. Well, frosting really. But a birthday cake with the right frosting is perfection.
-School supplies. New pens, new notebooks, sticky notes.
-Photography. I love taking pictures. In high school I used to develop my own pictures in a darkroom. I used film longer than most people did. All the pictures you are seeing are mine (unless I am in it). I am usually behind the camera and not in front of it. Capturing moments, big and small, is important to me.
-My family and friends. Hanging out with my husband and sons, just spending time together.
-Broadway musicals, Hallmark Christmas movies, skee- ball, Babysitter Club books, bookstores, sports movies (even though I've never been a great athlete...)