I am a 30 year old mother of one. My family means the world to me. My son is now 3 years old and we are venturing off into exciting new obstacles to overcome. I am also a writer. Most of the work I like to do is poetry, but I also enjoy writing critical essays on my favorite authors. I have published a book of poetry entitled Lunar Calling. It's focus is mainly around wolves/ werewolves, but it's overall an interesting read. I graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a BA in English and a Writing Certificate for Creative Writing. I intend to return to UMSL to work on my Master of the Fine Arts in Creative Writing in the next 3 years. My passion is writing, from the first time I read The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe I was hooked and knew that my calling was poetry. I am captured by the way language can set a mood in people with only a few words. I can only hope to be as great as those who inspire me.