I am married to a custom woodworker and we have two grown sons. My husband makes beautiful pieces of furniture in his style of rustic refined. I write children's books and have published more than 250 in my career. I'm also a writing consultant in elementary and middle schools. Both my husband and I love to be outside hiking or canoeing. We also have a large vegetable garden and many perennials, trees and bushes, In fact, our home is nestled right in the middle of a wooded area at 3,000 feet. When we travel, we like to stay in clean, quiet surroundings and, of course, really appreciate gardens and great views of the sea or mountains. We also enjoy biking and often bring our bikes with us on getaways. We like to buy fresh food at farmers' markets and prepare healthy meals. It's great fun to travel and learn from the people we meet.