I'm a fiction author who started writing while caring for six preschoolers in my home day care. Nap time allowed me an hour or two to escape the 'insanity' of things, like potty-training 4 kids at a time (the secret: plain M&Ms) and to refresh my creative side by jumping into the heads of other characters. Don't get me wrong--I loved it! My day care allowed me to be a stay-home mom and jump-start a new career at the same time. Those 'kids' are now wonderful young adults, and I've gone on to manage after school programs and day camps at our local parks and recreation. My first book, "Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon," debuts June 1 and is available for preorder at Amazon. I write women's fiction, and it's no surprise that kids figure prominently in my stories.