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.