I taught high school and college English for several centuries, but plotted my escape through most of it. I now teach online and write offline.
My stories, poems, essays and articles have been widely published. I write about what I find interesting or hopeful in articles and sometimes essays, but not so much in novels. Flux published two of my young adult novels, and I suppose they are both at least hopeful... I am currently working on a new young adult and shopping a middle grade around. In non-fiction, I am completing a series of essays exploring the theme of addiction and its relationship to domestic violence. That's tough to write so it's been slow-going, but it's been going which is always a plus.
I live between Staten Island, New York and the Jersey shore. (Meaning I travel between them, not that there is one specific house mid-way) I like the city and the beach and books.