Margaret Finnegan has written a novel (The Goddess Lounge), a history of the suffrage movement (Selling Suffrage), and too many essays and stories to mention. She also teaches writing at California State University, Los Angeles. When she is not writing or teaching, she enjoys walking her dog, lunching with friends, and growing tomatoes. However, those delights are often crushed under the weight of bickering teenagers, traffic, kale-mania and a seemingly endless sea of errands, appointments and caregiving. She is sure you understand and that you would commiserate with her over a glass of wine if you could.