Susan Aylworth is a retired professor of English from California State University, Chico, where she taught writing for 30 years, a wife of 42 years, a mother of seven children, gramma to 21, and the author of 10 novels. Her books have been published by three publishing houses and in five languages. Her poems have appeared in the Broad River Review and Sand Canyon Review. One favorite work is “Gertrude,” a one-woman play about Hamlet’s mother. Susan loves poems, plays, words in almost all forms, and good raspberry jam. She wishes the grandchildren would visit more often.