Suzanne Skrabak has swum in the Amazon, stood on both sides of the Berlin Wall, and sunbathed on the beach with Blue-Footed Boobies. She is a native Californian, born in Hollywood to a Colombian immigrant and a Windy-City mother, but she'd like to think of herself as 100% Gypsy. She survived a broken neck that left her paralyzed for 3 months, 2 years in the Peace Corps, and is working on her 18th year of motherhood which is by far her favorite adventure. When she is not being serenaded by her guitar wielding husband or telling stories to her two amazing teens, she writes and occasionally takes the stage. She has told stories at Story Salon, Story Time, Diversity: Stories of Connection in an Urban Jungle and Listen to Your Mother, and her writing has been published on Grown and Flown.