Brooke Ramey Nelson is a Mizzou School of Journalism grad who has always had writing in her blood. After a career spanning daily newspaper work, politics and PR, Nelson signed on as a high school newspaper/yearbook adviser and an AP English teacher, a post she proudly held for 23 years. She recently rekindled her love of writing, this time on Medium. After living in the Washington, D.C. area for close to 40 years, this Native Texan moved down South, to be closer to family. Nelson is the proud Mama of two accomplished young women. She and her husband, Moker, live in a Hansel and Gretel-like cottage on a wooded hill with their rescue kitty, Cleo, and a whole lotta wildlife.