Barbara Beaton loves to laugh, read, and write. She is a francophile extraordinaire and has traveled to France with her husband and kids a plethora of times. Spending her would-be productive years transforming two car-key losing munchkin elves into two civilized human girls, she now has time to use the IQ points she's been given. "Writing is to me what a cup of coffee is to the heart: a jolt of adrenaline that elicits a more colorful, exuberant person." Cheers!