Tad Phippen Wente lives on Port Washington’s lakefront and teaches Creative Writing at IDEAS Academy in Sheboygan. Creatively balancing both remains a challenge; teaching wins. Her poetry has been published locally and she dabbles with flash, memoir and hybrid. She began her first YA novel in 2011 and is on page 4. She holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from UW-Milwaukee and gains motivation from Iowa’s Summer Writing Festival. She enjoys exploring the fine line between child and adult observers as they negotiate simultaneous worlds of experience while rarely recognizing the strange mirror on which they dance.