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Shawn Donato

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Email: coffeequilter@yahoo.com

Yahoo: coffeequilter

Writing in a recent occupation for me. It has grown from my teaching career and my overactive imagination. I started out writing historical nonfiction and then, as I moved from teaching history to teaching language arts, progressed to fiction and poetry. Currently, I have my first novel in the works and several published poems.

Teaching is a love I have held for much of my life. I did home daycare when my children were little. As they grew up I began to work in local preschools. Finally, I made the jump to elementary, teaching one year of 5th grade and then moving to middle school. I teach 8th grade language arts and literature.

I have three children who are the light of my life. My oldest is embarking upon a new career and leaving the nest. In addition to my children, I share my home with two fat old men cats and two dogs.

Interests: I spend most of my free time either reading or writing. I also enjoy drawing and a variety of crafty things. I am a self-admitted computer junkie, spending a lot of time on email and online games. I love cooking, especially baked goods. Finally, I spend a

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No