This is my fifteenth year at North Arkansas College. Before coming here, I taught high school English in West Helena, Arkansas, for 18 years, where I was also the Quiz Bowl coach and sponsored the yearbook and school newspaper and literary magazine. I have a BA in English with a minor in science from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I have a MA in English from the University of Memphis with post graduate work at the U of A in Fayetteville, U of Texas at Arlington, and U of Indiana in Bloomington. My husband, who still lives in West Helena, Arkansas, and I have 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren, 4 cats, and 1 dog. I enjoy reading, movies, crafts, hiking, gardening, birding, traveling, theatre.