Susa Silvermarie is the author of Tales From My Teachers on the Alzheimer’s Unit, three chapbooks of poetry, and hundreds of poems published in periodicals over the last forty years, as well as recent children’s stories. She has edited six anthologies of poetry composed in her nursing home workshops, and her freelance credits include features, columns and essays. She recently taught storytelling to kindergarteners in public school and poetry to teenagers at writing camp. She’s currently writing young adult fiction and she blogs at susasilvermarie.com. This winter she lives more simply than she ever has, as she writes and blogs in Yelapa Mexico, a village on the Bay of Banderas without automobiles and reachable only by boat. Earned MSW at age 42 and MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at age 63. Wise Woman Fellow; Mind Stretch Contributor.