About Me

As Comedian

I’ve been told for several years how funny I am – even when I was a teacher, consistent feedback from students would be some form of the sentence, “Mrs. Wilson is strict…but she’s FUNNY.”

So in the summer of 2010, I decided to find out if I was indeed funny by taking a Stand-Up Comedy class at Curious Comedy Theater. In the spring of 2011, I signed up with Time Out! The Mother of All Comedy, where I wrote and regularly performed through open mic nights and an occasional official stand-up show.

For some fun, you can check out these funny stand up comedy videos by Yours Truly ~

 As Writer

Where the Magic Happens...My Office!

My Terribly Messy Office

As my totes full of notebooks suggest, I’ve been writing since I was a child. I was an Army Brat, and also a shy kid, so I read and wrote a lot.

When I was in college, writing became more of a chore, a necessity to succeed in my classes. It wasn’t until I had my first child that I came back to my passion for writing. My son and I had almost lost our lives, and writing helped me work through the trauma associated with that experience.

Once I started writing again, I couldn’t stop. I often have to get out of bed in the middle of the night to write down a random thought that later turns into a story, or an outline for a book I’m thinking of finishing. I don’t sleep until whatever it is on my mind is written down.

I also found that I enjoyed writing children’s stories, and I became curious about how the publishing industry worked. Creating and submitting stories opened the gates in my brain to more stories, and now I find that I enjoy all different kinds of writing, including grants, children’s stories, magazine articles, poetry, and books of different genres.

Writing Specific Websites

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My First Sale!

As I delved further into the writing world, I deeply appreciated how generous writers were with information about the art and craft of writing as well as the nuts and bolts of getting published. These websites are a sampling where to find good information.

 

As Couponer

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I recently spent $6 at a local drugstore for $25 worth of products. I also paid with a gift card, therefore I had to pay nothing out of pocket.
My first piece of advice: Don’t go anywhere without a coupon!

Or several coupons. My point is that it may take extra time and research, but that process is worth the money you’ll save on whatever you’d like to purchase.
I never go anywhere without my coupons. Finding, organizing and storing coupons are now a natural part of my weekly routine.

Find out more with my book, Live Cheap and Free! Strategies to Thrive in Touch Economic Times. There are methods to this madness!

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As Teacher

Kids are so much fun! I taught elementary school kids for eleven years, most of those years at the school pictured. Now I volunteer and occasionally I’m a substitute teacher at this school.

 

 

 

 

Inspiration so I don’t give up:

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