I am a composition of years, blending together into a complicated portrait of a woman. As a former journalist, I wrote stories involving joy, heartache, and love. As an educator, I helped children grow and learn about their world and society. As a mother and grandmother, I help shape my child’s and grandchildren’s futures. We all share titles and positions in our lives. At some point in life, I have served as writer, photographer, educator, and social worker. My life travels have taken me across the United States from California to Ohio, Florida, Georgia,Virginia, and South Carolina. I am moving forward as a disabled, retired educator and journalist, hoping to share my love of storytelling others. Education : MLIS and BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from University of South Carolina Age: 47 Hometown: Upstate South Carolina Past Positions: School Media Specialist; Emergent Literacy Specialist, Book Editor with Greenhaven Press, Newspaper reporter and Broadcast copywriter.