When I was a little girl, my mother used to despair over my tall tales. She would scold me saying, “I hope you can put that over-active imagination of yours to use someday, like writing books!” So I finally decided to be obedient and follow her advice.
My love of literature began with Dr. Seuss and hasn’t stopped since. I read avidly and since the advent of the Internet, I’m never at loss for material. Through the years I have written extensively for business. Proposals, letters, advertising, convention fliers, and promotions have just been some of the material I’ve blindly produced.
Several years ago, I was talked into becoming the editor and producer of the church newsletter. During a search for material and formats, I ran across the Christian Writer’s Guild. They were having a writing conference in Colorado Springs and it caught my attention. I convinced a friend of mine to accompany me on this adventure. I was star-struck to be in the same room as publishers, moved by the speakers and in awe of the attendee’s seeking to be noticed and hawking their wares.
I accidentally ended up sitting next to a publishing agent for Christian romances. After a nice chat, she asked if I had any material. Again, I was amazed. Someone thought I might be a writer? A fire that had been smoldering since high school flared. I signed up for a two year, online course through the Guild.
Since then, it has been a journey equal to that of any of J.R.Tolkien’s characters. Through many adventures, I have journeyed such as blogs, formatting, editing, Facebooking, and programs of all sorts. I’ve learned more about computers than actual grammar, but I’ve plodded on until my own masterpiece was finished.
I have an interest in several genres but for now, I’m starting with something simple, romances. “Windswept Hearts” is now available on BookRix, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Set in the contemporary west, it chronicles the struggles of a city girl who has inherited an unwanted cattle ranch. I’m currently working on several other projects including a paranormal story involving the mysteries of autism, and a historical romance set in the Viking era.
I’ve had many supportive people during this process including family, friends and all of my new acquaintances made through numerous author sites. I look forward to continuing in this amazing journey of creating stories and hope you want to come along with me!