Courage is that little voice inside you that says, I will try again tomorrow.
It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see when you look. HD Thoreau.
I have started this letter to the readers a dozen times, each time I have changed my words. How do I make a positive change and help those around me in a positive way?
In 2001, I sat riveted to the TV watching the New York Citytwin towers ablaze with fire, crumbling before us. The Pentagon was burning and a fourth plane crashed by the brave souls not willing to hurt others when they could stop it. Sadness and fear gripped our nation and I started to write children’s science fiction stories of hope and courage for my own children - where good can overcome evil when people trust each other and work together.
Now, I am one of many laid off automotive engineers in Michigan. With encouragement from friends and family, I am publishing my first book in the series of six completed books, George Hawkins Space Camper – It Comes from Within.
Each book in the series builds on its predecessor with good triumphing over evil. As six young summer campers find that courage and team work can over come fear and evil. These books grow with optimism and hope for the future, intertwined with adventure and mystery. The latter books do not get ‘dark and scary’ as the six intrepid young campers grow older. Instead the adventures change as they discover true friendship can help them through the twists and turns of life.
Courage is that little voice inside you that says, “I will try again tomorrow.”
I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1959. At the age of 3, my parents moved to Fargo, North Dakota, where I lived with my older brother, younger sister, our parents and Golden Retriever, Duchess. Our neighborhood was filled with kids of every age and my brother, sister and I ran around our neighborhood playing army with all of our friends. We watched the black and white TV memorized by the Mercury and Apollo Missions into space and the moon. After I had finished third grade, we moved to Shoreview, Minnesota, a northern suburb of St. Paul.
In 1994, we moved to Clarkston Michigan with a new baby boy and new engineering jobs in the automotive industry. Our second child, a girl, arrived as we were becoming Michiganders, going “up north” for the weekends in the summer.
I live in Clarkston, Michiganwith my husband of 21 years, son (16), daughter (13) and Pepper dog (3).
St. Paul, MN US
I have several Certificates and Awards in my engineering career. Now I am applying for several awards as a new author.