When not going by the non de plume The Mighty Aquarian, I'm usually
called Mom, Grandma or Kristen Willms. I answer to all of these.
I am a mother of two amazing adult kids, a grandmother of the most adorable girl in all the world, adopted mom of my furry baby, (the black & white female cat plastered all over this site), and have been in a relationship for the past 25 years with a great guy who feels a bit outnumbered by all the ladies, but is cool about it. My family is my favorite topic of my nonfiction.
I am a proud alumna of Alexandria Senior High in Louisiana (Go Trojans!) since 1988. I received my Associate of Arts from the school formerly know as Brevard Community College (Go Titans!) in 2013. I graduated with a B.A. in English-Creative Writing December 2015 from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). I have plans to attend graduate school, where the mascot will probably be warrior themed, if my current pattern holds.
am a volunteer with Emergency Service of the American Red
Cross since 2002. In my time with the organization, I have worked as
part of the relief efforts of the 2004 hurricane season, chapter support
for Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, and have taught CPR, First Aid,
Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education courses.
Currently for my (paying) day job, I am a Community Association Manager.
I am also teaching 6th grade, which is an adventure in itself.
I've lived in Florida for about half my life at this point, and before
that was bounced all over the country as part of a military family.
Oh, and did I mention that I like cats. A lot.