Patrice Vecchione is the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life , as well as two books of poetry. She is also the editor of many highly acclaimed anthologies for children, young adults and adults. Vecchione has taught creative writing and collage workshops at universities, libraries, in community and spiritual centers, including Esalen Institute, and privately for over thirty years. She also teaches workshops outdoors through parks departments and recreation centers. She lives in Monterey, CA.