Susie Pedigo, a native Virginian, earned her BA in English with certification in English, social studies, art history, drama, and French. She received her masters degree from the University of Virginia. She taught in public and private high schools in Tidewater and college classes on the bases. After thirty-five years she retired to pursue her creative interests. She writes poetry, fiction, memoir, and nonfiction. Painting in water colors and acrylics became her first new hobby. She has danced since she was four and continues to take classes, choreograph and perform with the Lakewood Tap Club. She also enjoys sewing, gardening, knitting, and decorating. Her latest field of study and practice is the development of creativity.