The writing bit is a compulsion. I need to tell stories. It's the only way to be rewarded for blatantly lying, so I channel my superpowers of deception for good.
My vocation for the past 15 years was similar to the exploits of Edna Freebottom minus the katana & the literary monsters; unfortunately not everyone values the power of story, creativity, and critical thinking, which is why my role as teacher-librarian was cut. I'm certain I can continue to instill a curiosity and love of learning as both educator and author.