I am the recipient of some two dozen writing and reporting awards, including a national award for investigative journalism. Since I'm flexible and need to earn a living, I have transitioned from newspaper and magazine writing and editing to grant writing (large, multidisciplinary proposals for agencies such as NSF, USDA, NIH). I am the proud mother of five children, one of whom hates me. I'm back to writing simply because I have to for my mental health. Stuff gets stuck in my head and has to get out!