My mother wrote poetry and passed down the love of the written word to me. I found that when I wrote down my problems in poetry and then read the poems, my problems didn't seem so troublesome. From there I started writing on different subjects and found that poetry was a very big part of me. From there I submitted my poetry and was published by many publishers. Years later I am still writing poetry and enjoy it very much. I like sharing my thoughts and emotions with those who read what I write. I feel honored that my poetry has won many awards over the years. To know me is to know I am a poet.