I love writing. As far back as I can remember, I created stories—no, not to my parents—with my best friend. We would sit for hours playing with Barbie dolls, creating new adventures with the iconic toy.
Then when I was eight, I actually wrote my first story, a horror story about gigantic fleas of all things. I guess I had a fear of fleas.
Who knew I’d grow up to be a romantic-suspense writer?
When I was in college, I wrote my first novella. My professor wanted something that entailed drinking and fishing—he was a huge Hemmingway fan. Well, he sure received a surprise when he read my short story. It did have drinking and fishing, but there was nothing funny about it. It was sad; it was real life. Luckily, he enjoyed it, even admitted I was the first student who had ever made him cry and that I had potential.
Unfortunately, it just wasn't in my future at the time. After all, I needed a roof over my head and food on my plate. At nineteen, I was on my own and a career as an author just wasn't feasible at that juncture in my life. At that time, if you didn't live in the mecca—aka New York—you didn't stand a chance, or at least that's what my peers insisted. So, I set out to conquer the business world, and I did. I spent the next decade and a half of my life in sales and marketing with a Fortune 500 company.
Fifteen years later, I went back to my first love. And guess what, I found a new world where dreams really do come true. Yes, I would love to see my books mass published, but if they never get there, I'll still be okay. Just knowing that I shared a piece of my soul with readers who will enjoy it is enough for me.
My first ten novels and two short stories are now available, and from there, I have many stories waiting to share with my wonderful avid-reading friends. I waited twenty years to share my love of the written word and it was worth the wait.
I look forward to chatting with you,
Thank you for stopping by my place and reading my musings. Remember, these are just my opinions and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. If you have questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section, and I promise you I will answer. If you’re curious about what I write, please visit one of my author pages, where you can read all about my novels and short stories. And hey, I’ll even give you a free book just for stopping by.
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