The desire to write (nay, the lust to write) has been with me since my tender years. My elementary school teachers placed me in a creative writing class just to provide an outlet. I write poems, letters, stories, e-mails, blogs, short stories, press releases, prayers, devotionals, sayings. Reading is an addiction as well; I consider myself an incurable bookaholic (and wish to remain that way).
My major influence was my creative writing teacher (grades 5 and 6), Mr. Joel Stein. He encouraged and critiqued. I enjoy the Bible, Shakespeare, e.e. cummings, C.S. Lewis and biographies. I tend to read mostly non-fiction however because I am a research junkie.