Bev’s Bio

A few interesting (and maybe not-so-interesting) facts about me. You can decide which is which!

  • As a teen I went on a 38 day wilderness canoe trip 100 miles south of the Arctic circle, where our group happened upon an anthrax-infected-and-quarantined buffalo reserve.
  • Before staying home to raise my children, I taught abused, neglected and gang-affiliated teens.
  • I married my high school sweetheart just after my 23rd birthday.
  • My hubby and I live in the same town in which we both grew up, just a celery-sprinkled-hot-dog’s throw away from Chicago. Our four (awesome) children went to our same schools.
  • The boot that Charlie Chaplin ate in “The Gold Rush” was made out of licorice by my grandfather. (You can find the scene on Youtube!)
  • I knit. I read. I make soup.
  • In 2007, our family moved to England for 1/2 a year. Just because.
  • I love musicals, tennis and pedal-kayaking.
  • My husband and I spent three days in Death Valley in the middle of summer, where the high temperature was 126 degrees and the low was 99.
  • And, of course, I write.