I am an avid reader and have gotten the love of books from my mother. As a young girl my mom would take me with her to the local library and we would come home with stacks of books. I would also sign up for the summer reading programs that they offered. I graduated from Ohio University in 2001, with a BA in art. Incorporating text into my art pieces is an interesting challenge for me. I have been tutoring for adult literacy now for a few years. I also write poetry and short stories as a hobby.