Kerri Connor is the leader of the Gathering Grove (a family-friendly, earth-based spiritual group) and has been practicing her craft for over thirty-five years. She is the author of several books, including Spells for Tough Times, and her writing has appeared in several Pagan magazines. Kerri is a cancer survivor and holds a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois where she lives with her husband, son, and a plethora of critters. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Kerri earned a BA in Communications. She is working to convert a portion of their land into a spiritual sanctuary.