I am the author of the middle grade humorous science fiction novel HUNGRY (HarperCollins) and the picture book TURTLE SOUP(Imagine It! Reading Program/McGraw Hill). I teach second grade at Minnie Cannon Elementary School in Middletown, California. I taught for a year and a half at St.. Margaret's British School for Girls in Concon, Chile. HERON'S PATH(Spectacle Media Publishing Group), my latest novel, is a fantasy story that was inspired by the history of Indian Matrons described in the book In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908-1909 by Mary Ellicott Arnold and Mable Reed.