|Occupation||Special Education Instructional Assistant|
|Location||San Diego, CA, United States|
|Introduction||I grew up in Ocean Beach, a small community in San Diego, California. I've always been an animal lover. I had lots of pets growing up. When I was a kid, I used to set up backyard zoos with my pets and stuffed animals, and charge the neighborhood kids admission. Little Lulu comic books were my favorite stories. On rainy days or when I was home sick, I'd get comfy under my blankets and read all of my Little Lulu comics. The Secret Garden was my favorite book. As a teenager, I didn't read much. I found the classics boring, but Edgar Allen Poe fascinated me. I've worked in costume shops, print shops, and even flea markets, but art and writing have always been my passion. My award winning poetry has appeared in several journals and anthologies. Currently I work with Special Needs high school students. When I'm not teaching I enjoy writing, painting, going to the beach, playing with my granddaughter, and celebrating winter and summer solstice.|
|Favorite Movies||Pan's Labrynth, Mims Island, Smoke Signals, Legends of the Fall, Moonstruck, Star Wars|
|Favorite Music||Reggae, Blues|
|Favorite Books||Tonto and the Lone Ranger Fistfight in Heaven, When the Drummers Were Women, Full Woman Fleshly Apple|
What would the United States be like if Columbus stayed for coffee and went back home?