Carolyn Budd tends to shun the spotlight except at wedding parties where she’s known for butchering disco dance routines.
She ditched her career as a psychotherapist to run a non-profit theatre in Seattle when her acting students started making more progress than her therapy clients.
She returned to the Spring Valley home where she grew up to care for her elderly mother and stayed to study creative writing at Grossmont College.
Her poetry has appeared in A Year in Ink and The Far East. She enjoys cooking for a crowd and fermenting her own sauerkraut.