All my life, I’ve wanted to be a writer. Even as a child, my sister claims all I ever did was sit in my closet and scribble in a notebook. Now, I concede the scribbling part, but not the closet part! Why would I need to sit in my closet when I had a perfectly good desk? In any event, I won my first writing contest when I was seven, and I was hooked!
I married young, and soon had three wonderful little boys running around the house, so writing took a back seat for several years as I worked a variety of jobs that I hated. Once I started seriously pursuing a writing career, I found it was not as easy as I had expected, and I was not the prodigy I had imagined. But I joined a writer’s group, and made a ton of friends along the way who showed me the error of my ways and unselfishly helped me get a little better.
By the time I sold my first book in 2006 I’d already been at this for over ten years and was about ready to give up. Rejection is hard!!! But holding that first book in my hands made it all worth it!
Now my sons are all grown up, and two of them have babies of their own, so I now have all the time in the world to devote to telling the stories that just won’t let me sleep. Hope you enjoy them!