I’m an eclectic writer who has been writing my entire life. Even before I could hold a pencil, I was creating and telling stories. They were full of the excitement that only a young child could imagine, and like any self-respecting older sister, I’d force my younger brother to listen to them or help me act them out.
Once I could write, my stories covered pages and pages of notebook paper and eventually whole notebooks. I still have a few of these poorly written stories with their bad penmanship and terrible spelling. They are fun to pull out every once in a while and relive the pure innocent days when trees could talk and fantasy lands were around every corner.
In fourth grade my love of writing turned into a love of reading. Who knew that others could write as well as me? Prior to that, I had little interest in reading. (Except for the Dick and Jane books. I loved those. I still do.) As my reading tastes changed, so did my writing. I went through a number of phases, from my horse phase, to my magazine phase, my horror phase, my biography phase, my historical phase and historical romance phase.
I continued writing long after highschool ended. But it wasn’t until the early 2000’s when I seriously began pursuing a writing career. My copywriting debut happened in 2000 when I was working for a printer doing typesetting. A local hotel needed a brochure and while our office didn’t normally do this, I volunteered. I took the pictures, wrote the copy and did the layout. It was a success for the short time that the hotel remained open. When I left the printing business, I did some copywriting here and there for local charities and organizations I belonged too.
In 2003, I had my first magazine article printed. I wrote my first completed novel shortly afterward. Okay, it was just a first draft, that really wasn’t very good, but it was an accomplishment and a jumping off point for other novels.
Not long after, I released the first edition of Pendragon Academy’s 100 Best Free Online Learning Links. Completed the first draft of a novel that ultimately got scrapped.
Since then, I’ve been published in numerous magazines, written several more novels, numerous short stories, explored new areas of writing and have met some wonderful people along the way.