I started writing professionally in the early 90s after I graduated from college. I wrote for two women's magazines - one came out weekly and the other one, monthly. I wrote short stories, poetry and a lot of features. The topics I covered depended on what my editors assigned me, although they gave me the freedom to experiment with different short story and poetry topics.
In 1998, I went back to my hometown and started teaching. I taught effective composition, English, economics, and Computer Aided Instruction. I also trained students in...