STORIES INSPIRE a wealth of emotion, allow us to escape into fantasy, create knowledge, and inform life’s meaning for each of us. Hearing them, reading them, experiencing them, interpreting them, and writing them, there is no escaping the power of stories. Every person has a story to tell and no matter how interesting, traumatic, funny, or distressing, each is an inspiration. It is that inspiration, and a passion for literature, that informs my story telling. Let’s shoot the breeze and go on this journey together.