I'm a widowed American mom of 2 young children living in New Zealand with my partner. The kids and I settled in the Bay of Plenty after traveling the world five months, then testing the waters in En Zed for more than a year. I've worked in TV news 14 years as a presenter and reporter and also served as Marketing Director for the Spokane Chamber of Commerce. I'm indulging my passions while living across the street from the ocean - running, reading, planning trips - and playing with words. I'm writing a memoir about my late husband, Sean, which chronicles his illness and our journey after his death.