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I’m a writer. What more is there to say? And if you are a writer too, you know exactly what I mean.
Ideas for my characters and stories spark from the big and little things of day-to-day life. I love a cliff hanger that is well executed and makes you inhale in surprise, shock or hopefully both. I love creating fiction the old fashioned way because no writing tool is sexier than my favorite pen scratching against the page of a new purple notepad.
WHY I WRITE:
I write because I must.
Back in 2015 and after locking my pen away for far too many years, I decided to see if the passion was still there. After one WordPress writing challenge reopened my appetite for the craft, I’ve remained famished for the written word ever since.
I maintain this blog as a way to exchange with a great community of fellow writers out there. I enjoy seeing my readership grow, which is hopefully an indication that readers enjoy my storytelling and the other items I post.
WHAT I WRITE:
I write women’s fiction that is often peppered with strong romantic elements. My storytelling does not always end with a “Happily Ever After”. I enjoy developing and exploring characters who could be living next door to you, running the obstacle course of life to find their way to love, happiness and peace. I also write with “diversity” and “gender” in mind as a way to open people’s eyes to perspectives they may never have considered before. It is important to reflect characters from all walks of life on the pages of my work.
On this blog, I also dabble in fictionalized anecdotes, posts music that has inspired some of my storytelling and travel bites for those who also suffer from the “travel bug”.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON RIGHT NOW
I’m currently working on edits to a novella called, “Living To Die” that I created during the A to Z Writing Challenge. Readers who sign up for my newsletter will receive a free copy after edits are complete.
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