I have been passionate about the written word from the first time I picked up a pencil and put it to paper. Most of my life was spent writing poetry and short stories. I had a family later on and life kind of got in the way of my writing. As an extremely creative person, I had jobs doing several things, to gain experience for my stories, I suppose. In 1998, I began writing my first novel called "Portland Authority", but, again, life got in the way, and I didn't finish it until 2005. It was self-published and I had no marketing skills, so I didn't sell many copies.
In 2008, I began working on my current novel, "The Letter". Yet again, major life events forced me to put it on the back burner. I went back to school for a career in medical billing (no, I'm not working in that field at this time), and classes and homework took up the majority of my time. While I was looking for a full-time job, I began to network with a great lady who worked in public relations, marketing, and writing. She got me started in article writing at the beginning of the year. I have loved every minute of it.
I tried my hand at talent management, but I'm just not aggressive enough, so that didn't work. Then it came to me, I should get back to working on my book. So, here I am, nearly finished with it, networking with people in the publishing industry, and feeling very good about my future as an author. "The Letter" will have a sequel because I couldn't possibly fit the whole story in one book.
I can be found on my author page on Facebook and my official website. I post updates almost daily on what I have completed on my book and leave a lot of cliff-hangers to leave my fans on the edge of their seats.
I would have to say my greatest influences, and supporters are Lena Hunt of Celebritize You because she got me writing again, Robin Shelby, a talented and funny actress who has been extremely supportive of me (I can't forget her husband, Sean Spence), my family, of course, and my dearest friend, Mary Cole, who has been kicking my butt for nearly three years to get this book finished. And I would be an awful friend if I didn't thank my other wonderful friends who have encouraged me and supported me through this entire process.