Kristin Riggs

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation 6th grade Reading/Writing/English/Social Studies teacher
Location United States
Introduction I have had a passion for the written word, especially poetry, from an early age. I am first and foremost a child of God-a thankful recipient of His grace. I am also a mother, a teacher, a singer,and an overall music lover. I call the beautiful southern United States home, and growing up and raising my family here has shaped who I am in many ways. I believe that life- with its various emotions, experiences, trials, and joys-is a gift from my Heavenly Father. As a poet, I hope that my work expresses this. "My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him." -Psalm 62:1 Some of my poetry has been published in the online journals Simply Haiku and Notes from the Gean.
Interests faith, family, friends, writing, reading, singing and music in general, poetry cooking, teaching, history, geography
Favorite Movies Steel Magnolias is my favorite of all time...also Anne of Avonlea, The Holiday, You've Got Mail, Gone with the many others (too many to list).
Favorite Music I love many different types music-rock, blues, country, jazz, classical, praise music and old hymns...I could go on and on. Depends on my mood...some favorite artists are Otis Redding, Carole King, John Mayer, Alabama, Miranda Lambert, Bob Seger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Casting Crowns, Merle Haggard, Zac Brown Band, James Taylor, Lady Antebellum, Jason Mraz, Old Mariah Carey, Maroon 5, Bach, and Beethoven...and many, many more!!!...I love to close my eyes and just get lost in good music.
Favorite Books The Bible, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Walk Two Moons and Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Tangled in Wisteria by my friend Andrew Lockhart...again, too many to list them all! I've read a couple of books by Francine Prose recently and I think her style and craft are pretty amazing.