As an SCBWI member since 2005, I have contributed numerous articles about the craft of writing to several children writers' magazines and newsletters. In doing so, I have enjoyed the opportunity to interview a plethora of kidlit pros--from authors and illustrators to editors, art directors and literary agents. As a freelance writer, I've written human-interest articles for more than fifteen years. I've enjoyed interviewing fetal surgeons, survivors of breast cancer, archaeologists, volleyball coaches, mothers of triplets, detectives who are moms, and many others from my community. It's been my privilege to share their stories.