I have lived in San Anselmo for over 10 years with my husband and our daughter, a dog, a cat, and 6 chickens. When I am not contributing to Patch I am working on a novel and writing in my blog. I cherish being a mom and wife and a part of the incredible San Anselmo community. Being in the kitchen is one of my favorite places, I love to cook, so much so that started a small catering business this year. Parties and having friends for dinner, can't get enough of it. Give me a cookbook to peruse or a good novel any time. I volunteer whenever I can at my daughters school and in the community and can't imagine living anywhere else but in San Anselmo. I love to travel and my favorite place was the Philipines. I was raised in Winnetka, IL, went to prep school in Maine, and I got my degree in writing at Columbia College in Chicago, IL. Thanks for reading!