Remember that painfully shy girl in middle school who hid behind a curtain of long straight hair? Of course you don’t! My hair is shorter now and no one who knows me would call me shy. My interest in writing piqued considerably when my 8th grade English teacher read a student’s work aloud and then announced it was mine, and a cute boy looked at me wide-eyed and exclaimed, “YOU wrote that?” He’d never noticed me before. I still get a thrill when I see my writing published.
After years of writing programming code and technical documentation I quit my job and turned to what I call “early childhood education”: raising children. Now the children are older and I’ve found the time to write for fun, and it is fun or I wouldn’t be doing it, because I’m very busy. I’m interested in languages, cooking, gardening, the environment, nutrition, social justice, and I’m an NPR junkie.
There are three signs tacked to my desk: “Stop Me Before I Volunteer Again”, “Ginger Rogers Did Everything Fred Astaire Did Only Backwards And In High Heels”, and “I’ll Try Being Nicer If You Try Being Smarter”. I have two completed novels, one on the way, and ideas for two more. I hope you enjoy my writing.