Sharon Rhutasel-Jones taught for half a century. She has written two books, "Living by Ear: a Memoir of a Wayward Teacher" and "The Teacher Who Learned from Cats." New to writing haiku, improving her work has become a passion. Her poems have appeared in "Modern Haiku," "Frogpond," and "Bottle Rockets."
"Salsa for the Soul," her blog, includes her longer poems as well the feature, "Things I Know at 75 I Wish I'd Known at 35."
She loves cooking, playing the piano, gardening, and writing with the help of her cat, Honda.