Kerrie Houston Reightley is a freelance writer, and emergency substitute teacher. Her education is a B.A. in journalism and political science from San Diego State University, and a graduate non-fiction writing program at the University of Washington. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, most recently in the Modern Love 100-word love story column, “What Will You Miss if You Leave Him?”; Huffington Post; Oprah.com; Seattle Metropolitan magazine; and much more. Her work may be viewed at: www.hotseattlewriter.com. A recent empty nester, she lives on Bainbridge Island, WA, with her husband.