Hi everyone, I'm Michele...one half of the new Carpenter pair--you may have noticed. I tend to be loquacious, while he tends to be laconic. I'm a Tennessee native (I defy that stereotype!) and had the most exquisite group of highschool AP English teachers a girl could have. But, I was the worst student in the class, so don't expect too much on the grammar end. We live in California currently and have three small Carpenters doing circles around our feet. I'm very eclectic. An artist before a writer. Writing is such a great hobby though, so this should be a fun escape. I've been blown away with the skill and talent of this whole group! Joining was a great decision for us. I'm so glad we stumbled across Writingforums.org on google. We're already better writers because of it and it's been, what? Three days?