Poet and artist/designer. Midwestern roots mixed with a southern background. Raised and supported by Grandmother and Mother. I have a degree and two certificates in three different fields in three states. Started writing at the age of six. First poem written and sent to be published was in junior high school. The poem was about a boy I had a crush on but I was too shy to tell him. I believe he knew anyway. Poem was called, 'Shadow of Love' in reference to the late Andy Gibb's song, 'Shadow Dancing.'