Lani Friend is a former English teacher with two daughters in college and a husband who supports her writing habit so he can watch the Gators in peace. They live on the St. Johns River in Enterprise, home of the endangered siltsnail. Her work has appeared in Florida Humanities Council Forum Magazine, History Magazine, New Floridian, and Adanna Literary Journal. You can view her portfolio at www.lanifriend.blogspot.com.
And if anyone needs eight cats, say for a circus act or to test sofa upholstery, please let her know.