Clarissa Burton AKA Queen of the Pen™ has been writing poetry and short stories since age 8. She has published articles in the Charleston Post-Courier, the Kansas City Star, Flourish Magazine, and the Kansas City Small Business Monthly. She publishes blogs on several online websites and is a contributing blogger at BlogHer and Hubpages. Clarissa has a B.A. in Psychology from Ottawa University – Overland Park, Kansas, a Master’s in Business from Webster University – Kansas City, and an EdS in Adult Education from Walden University. She is a mother, grandmother, and currently lives in the Midwest with her cat, Bootsie.