- TOUR PACKAGE
- ABOUT KYLEE
I turned 61 in September 2019, and my husband Roman and I will celebrate being married for 44 years this coming August. We are the parents of two grown and married children, Kara and Jenna, and they are the parents of three of the most adorable grandchildren you'll ever see – Hannah (6), Anthony (4), and Maverick (3).
I live in rural Northwest Ohio, just three miles from where I grew up, but I've done a fair amount of traveling, in the U.S. and abroad, to such places as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Canada, Mexico, and three times to Ecuador. I worked for 38 years as a dental hygienist, both in private practice and in more recent years, in a research facility. I no longer practice, since writing and travel and grandkids keep me so busy.
I'm an avid gardener, travel around the country to garden shows and tours, and started writing a blog about my growing adventures, Our Little Acre, in 2007, which led to many other (paid!) writing opportunities. I've written for Fine Gardening, Horticulture, The American Gardener, Green Profit, Garden Center Magazine, and have a regular feature in Ohio Gardener magazine. I also write a weekly gardening column for our local newspaper.
In 2013, I co-authored a book – Indoor Plant Decor: The Design Stylebook For Houseplants – with my good friend from Austin, Jenny Peterson. It was chosen one of Amazon's Top 20 in 2013, in its category. And then, my monarch passion led me to write THE MONARCH a few years later.
I love to read, and probably spend a little too much time doing that. We have three cats (two are inside only) and because I garden on an acre, my garden takes up a good deal of my time when it's in season. I also do public speaking about monarchs (mostly) and am an advocate for them whenever and wherever possible.
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