I grew up in upstate New York, traveled to the southeast states after H.S., returned to NY and graduated from SUNY Oneonta. I taught English and English as a Second Language on the border of Texas and Mexico for eight years, had a child, and earned my Master’s of Fine Arts at UT El Paso. I have been living in my hometown in NY again for seven years with my 14-year-old daughter, teaching public school or college alternately. I am presently teaching at Schenectady County Community College and have been concentrating on my writing during the vacations. A collection of poetry, part of a series of books, Poetry is Life is expected to be published within the year.