Dede Paquette is a life-long student and teacher. With a M.A. in professional writing and a M.A. in teaching, she teaches both at the high school and college levels, working with her students on creative and critical writing. She loves getting students to think about how the Internet is changing the way we communicate and about how they, as writers, can drive that change in a positive direction. She also loves to rattle around in used bookstores, especially the kind with miles of dusty, disorganized shelves. When the weather turns warm, she disappears into the wild woods of Northern Wisconsin to sit at the feet of Mother Nature, studying Her mindfulness and peace.