was entering middle school when I decided to move her out of Bellevue--to Bellingham, 90
miles north. A better place for us all, her in particular. She had to compete against the wealthy Bellevue crowd in school and would find herself unable to keep up.
We ended up in a little cottage overlooking the lake on Old Lakeway Drive, as picturesque as it sounds. The boys walked around the cormer to school, Heather made friends with Michelle around the other corner, and I went
to Fairhaven College at Western Washington University to finish my BA.
I studied alternative psychologies in order to understand the how,
why, and what of my own mental deterioration and how
to piece the fragments. Out of this came Taming
the Dragons, published by HarperCollins.
I then went on in school and received my MA in Professional
Writing at Western. My thesis was my fourth book.