I’m not your “normal” writer. I didn’t aspire from a young age to become an author. But my last day of high school, my English teacher said, “There is a book in each of you. It might be a how-to, non-fiction, fiction…Whatever it is, find that book.”
While hubby was in the Air Force, I began to pick up the books he’d buy—mysteries and thrillers. But he traveled, so I only read while he was in town…too scared to sleep by myself while reading those books. LOL. Years later, we planned a trip to an amusement park with the kids, and since I can’t ride roller coasters anymore, I went to B&N and picked up a book. A romance. I read all day and stayed up most of the night to finish. After that, I read every romance I could find.
I’m not sure if it was from my teacher’s words or my imagination, but for years a scene played in my mind—like a movie. Finally, one day, I sat and wrote it down. And the floodgates on my imagination opened. Before I knew what a critique partner was, I’d written four books (I use the word “written” very loosely, they needed a tremendous amount of work).
I never planned it, never dreamed about it, never expected to get such joy from it, but writing has become a vital part of my life.
I thank my parents for their example of how to live a life of love and happiness. And I thank my siblings, in-laws, nephews, nieces, friends, and critique partners for their constant support and encouragement.
I live near Houston, Texas, with my real-life hero husband (the man is my inspiration each and every day) and we have two children who fill my heart to overflowing. I am blessed beyond belief and tickled to be able to write the stories of my heart.