As it turns out, I’ve always been an author. The Kick is a fabulous (and insanely thrilling) short story I wrote in first grade. It’s about a girl who puts her foot in the air and then back down. In addition to being a very creative great writer, I was quite the artist. My first grade teacher happens to live next door, and happened to be cleaning out her attic while I was home on vacation. Talk about lots of laughs!