Why I Write

I love words.

I love a good story. I’m a voracious reader and I know a great book within the first few pages.
Writing isn’t easy. It’s really hard! Seeing my ideas and words develop into a story continues to amaze me. 

I’ve always been a storyteller. Just need to put that out there. Maybe just for myself, though.

I’m unbelievably blessed by God. Husband, three adult children, one son-in-law, one granddaughter, two granddogs, and one grandcat.

My alma mater is Virginia Commonwealth University (Go Rams!) in Richmond, Virginia. I earned three degrees there: BS Education; MS Business & Marketing; PhD Adult & Organizational Learning.

Born in England to a British mum and an American USAF dad. Love my family on both sides of the pond.

When I was eight years old, I started writing a book called ‘The Emerald Isle.” I think it was going to be about a little girl like me. ​

In the room I shared with my sister, I had a dull black government-issued typewriter my dad brought home from the Air Force base. I thrilled to the sound of the platen turning the white paper. It made an rrrr, rrrr, rrrr, kind of grinding sound unique to the classic black, manual typewriter. ​

Around our house, we had a lot of black pens with “U.S. Government” stamped in white on them. Boxes of government issue pencils too. Maybe I didn’t finish that book because I was consumed with gnawing guilt. Knowledge of this pilferage may have been too overwhelming.

Did I even get past page one? I don’t remember.

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