Goddard not only deepened my creativity, it prepared me academically for my doctoral program. My focus was on short story and novel, but culminated in the writing of my memoir. I had two advisors; they were quite different, but held their own strengths. As different as they were, they both brought great skill to my program. The residencies were a time of fellowship, networking and intellectual conversation; they have been unparalleled in my life. I am a one-woman Goddard spokesperson. Where I find myself is where I find myself talking about Goddard. If you'd like to talk about Goddard, call me!