I have been an educator for 17 years. I earned my art degree from UT Austin, my educational leadership certification from UTSA, and the librarian masters degree from Sam Houston State University. I enjoy making art and reading about science and history. Mountain bike riding is one of my favorite activities and I ride several times a week in local parks and out of town. Over the past several months I have been working on a science fiction novel and now have over 23,000 words written. Since the main character has to have considerable medical knowledge I find that I have to research and learn about medicine. I have also read some books on physics and cosmology since parts of the story takes place in space.