Jeanette Barszewski has been using motherhood as her latest excuse for not writing. She has an M.F.A. in Poetry from Brooklyn College and during the 90’s, published poems in magazines such as The Portable Lower East Side, OutWeek and The Spoon River Anthology. She started writing prose with the support of workshops given by The New York Writers Coalition. She hates living in Middle Village, Queens, but loves her husband, Ted, and two-year-old daughter, Annalise, very much so will put up with it for now because the rent is very cheap.