I am so excited for the relaunch of An Intense Life. Over the past month, I’ve been collaborating with other people involved in gifted advocacy and writing, putting together a team of contributors for this blog that I am truly excited about. For today, I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to each of them:
Christine Fonseca –
I am a: Writer, reader, knitter, crocheter, mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece (Not necessarily in that order).
I am enjoying my journey toward the goal of becoming traditionally published. I have come to appreciate and relish the sometimes meandering side trips I continue to take along the way.
You can find my regular blog at: http://manicmeanderings.blogspot.com/
3 kids: Twenty-year-old boy/girl twins, and a ten-year-old girl.
3 cats: Eleven-year-old female, a year-and-a-half-old male, and a nine-month old female.
3 rats: all female, all about a year-and-a-half-old.
Kate is a Toronto-based writer, though she has hailed from various locations in the U.S. and U.K. before landing in Canada. She blogs regularly atwww.katearmsroberts.wordpress.com and is currently working on a fantasy novel for teens.
Identified as a gifted student as a teenager, Kate is learning more about what that really means now that she is parenting four gifted children, including a set of triplets and two homeschooling, twice-exceptional kids.
Lisa Rivero lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she is a writer, college teacher, speaker, and parent. Her published books include Creative Home Schooling, The Homeschooling Option, A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Teens, The Smart Teens’ Guide to Living with Intensity, and a work of historical fiction for children, Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux. Her online home is http://lisarivero.com and she also blogs for Psychology Today.
Tom began lecturing nationally over 15 years ago on the topic of Giftedness with Learning Disabilities/Twice Exceptional (gld/2e). He incorporates the notions of Flow (Csikszentmihaly), Multiple Intelligences (Gardner), Entelechy (Aristotle) and other timely educational issues and developments while entertaining audiences with his stories about growing up undiagnosed.
Edith Johnston –
Edith Johnston is a Missing In Action multi-talent that has various degrees and lots of different jobs to follow her interests and passions throughout the years. She enjoys providing tools for others to understand, overcome, develop, express, and connect their multi-talents and all the facets of being yourself with exuberance.
You can learn more about her journey and the tools she has gathered at
So there you go, an introduction to us. We all hope that you enjoy the future posts and let us know what questions you have or what else you would like to see!