Born and bred in the Midwestern US, Ohio to be precise, I have shaped my life around storytelling. When I realized that all those lessons about sentences and punctuation and paragraphs provided the building blocks of the stories I devoured, I was hooked. My degree in News-Editorial Journalism (Marquette University 1981) fueled my passion for story and guided me in sharpening my skills. Having moved about the country as my husband and I raised our family, nurturing that love of story through all those years, I am more than ready to focus fully on storytelling. With more than half a century of relationships, experiences, passions and interests in my 'toolbox,' I see interesting promises ahead.