Living to Learn,
Some of my earliest memories involve storytelling. I remember laying under quilts with the silver needles flashing in and out, burning marshmallows around roaring fires, and sitting still as a mouse while the grown-ups spilled story after story into my thirsty ears. “Remember when” were, and still are, some of my favorite words.
Until I had life experiences of my own, my stories were purely fictional. As I lived life, my stories gained nuggets of truth. I am a big fan of embellishment. Creativity should not be constrained (unless in a court of law).
In January of 2019, I decided to get serious about writing stories. Storystorm was an eye-opening inspiring event. One thing I learned was how little I knew. Turn on the fire-hose. Conferences (in person, and online), classes, webinars, writing groups, everything I could participate in I did. Story after story tumbled onto the page. Revisions, edits, and critiques later, I started submitting. It was terrifying. I had decided if I was going to fail, I was going to fail trying, better than failing to try.
In May of 2020, I was honored to sign with Terri Baranowski, President and Senior Literary Agent of Gateway Literary Agency.
I am blessed to have the constant support and encouragement of my husband. My work reawakened in him his love of writing. We are creating individually and together. I look forward to sharing more and more stories with more and more people.
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