When my brother drowned in 1977, I was eleven years old. I watched him go under. I began writing to cope.
In 1978, my English teacher held my crumpled papers up in front of the class and proclaimed, "This! Now this is a story!" And there began my journey.
I've been writing for years, of course. I've only just now gathered the courage to get really serious about writing. I'm not sure that I want to "break out" into the Children's Book genre but that's what seems to come out of me the most.
I also write essays, short stories and have ideas (and have done extensive research) for some novels. At times, I write poetry. I'm just not quite sure where I really fit in. I hope that this will become clear "with a little help from my friends".
I've completed four children's stories (aimed at ages 4-8) that are in part of a collection. I've completed a short story that I've just submitted to Glimmer Train and I am currently working on a memoir titled Lopsided. That's where I'm starting.
I'm a native Texan who moved to Wisconsin in the middle of February...brrr! I live here with my cat Bob and my dog Daisy who provide me with plenty of laughter if not inspiration.