I was born in Nyack, New York. My name is Jeanna Michele, but they put George Michael on my birth certificate by mistake. My parents did want a boy, but I'm glad the document was soon corrected. My toddler days were anything but uneventful. While I was in and out of the hospital for internal hemmorrhaging and anemia, my parents were divorcing. My mother soon remarried, but New York was not good enough for my step father's new family. He drove us to Phoenix. My older sister and younger brother were bored on the road trip, but I loved every minute of travelling and seeing the country. Growing up in Arizona was an experience. Almost every weekend we went camping in a different location. This has installed in me an everlasting love for nature and concern for the environment. My junior high days were also spent in and out of the hospital. The hard work and caring all the nurses showed me made me want to be a nurse. I soon realized however that I did not have the stomach for a nursing career. In High School I took a course in creative writing. I found something I enjoyed doing that kept my meals down and let my imagination soar.