Bess Kercher has always been interested in people and their stories. She has been shaped by her experiences first working as an advocate at a women’s shelter and also as a non-profit development officer, roles which helped her recognize the power of storytelling and the ways it empowers people. She has contributed her stories to The Charlotte Observer, skirt.com, Huffington Post, and Tikkun Magazine, among other publications. Turning the know-it- all “mommy blogger” stereotype upside down, she hosted several blog series for CharlotteObserver.com including Worst Mom Ever, Team Mom, Miracle on Curbstone Street, Because Friends, and the weekly parenting blog A Few Good Moms: Can you handle the truth? She recently completed a middle grade novel and is pursuing publication. You may read her work at www.maemucho.com.