Mimi Pockross is a freelance writer specializing in the arts, education and family. Mimi is originally from Chicago. She and her family settled in Denver in 1980. Mimi has written many articles for national and local publications and has served as a correspondent for The Indian Trader Magazine and The Cherry Creek Times. She is a former speech and English teacher, has also worked in the broadcast industry and as a marketing and public relations consultant for small business and for the Colorado Historical Society. Mimi earned her bachelor’s degree in teaching at the University of Illinois and her master’s degree in communications at Northwestern University. Her first book, Shopping for a Living: A Memoir on Merging Marriage, Motherhood and Merchandising (iUniverse 2009), is a chronicle of her eleven-year career as the owner of an art gallery. Her second book, The Takeover: An Unexpected Caregiver’s Story (Xlibris 2014), concerns the ups and downs of caring for her elderly parents. The mother of two sons and the grandmother of two boys, Mimi lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband of fifty-four years. She is a member of the Colorado Authors’ League and was a 2015 finalist for her Colorado AARP blogs on caregiving. She recently completed her third book, Pulling Harvey Out of Her Hat: The Amazing Story of Mary Coyle Chase (Rowman and Littlefield) that is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2020. In her spare time, she likes to walk, hike, ski a little, cook, travel, and, of course, read.