I grew up in the South, but now live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the Cowlitz River Valley between three volcanoes - Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helen's and Mt. Adams. Jan Karon is my favorite author and I am a member of mitfordbooks.com and the facilitator of a local Mitford book club. I am also on the steering committee for the next international Mitford meeting in 2009. I have written a children's book, Wake up, Cisco!, which is currently in search of a publisher.