I just realized I have been posting without so much as an introduction. I don't like the introduction phase of the whole forum protocols, more often I just jump in and let people figure me out from my posts. I am recently unemployed and have been dealing with some health issues, which is why I have time for writing until the repo people come knocking. In my early years teachers often encouraged me to write, and I have a few "great American novels" I started that are around here somewhere. I am working on a series of children's stories, and am working on illustrations at this point. I hope to publish them, but who knows? It is that moment when I have to take a shot at it. I am married. Mom to two boys, (ages 17 and 8). I am 45 years old. I think the rest you will be able to figure out from my posts to this forum, and hopefully I will have much to post here soon. Cheers!