My new website is http://www.beckymushko.com.
My bio is at http://www.beckymushko.com/bio.htm
This site will remain for a while. Meanwhile, visit the new site.
Where I'm coming from: I'm a retired teacher/freelance writer/children's writer who lives in Franklin County, Virginia, where I'm close to—but not on—Smith Mountain Lake. I live 15 miles from the town of Rocky Mount, which made national headlines in the summer of 2004 when a bear wandered into Franklin Memorial Hospital. In June 2007, a guy drove his F-150 into the Confederate soldier statue in front of the court house and demolished the entire statue. In November 2007, my tombstone was stolen from my family cemetery.
Vowing to get revenge on his English teacher for making him memorize Wordsworth’s “Intimations of Immortality,” Warren decided to pour sugar in her gas tank, but he inadvertently grabbed a sugar substitute so it was actually Splenda in the gas.
The view from my study window: the Peaks of Otter