I spent most of my High School years wandering around with a steno pad in my hand. I was always writing stories – stories that were fictional in nature and starred the exploits of me and my friends. We’d share a table at lunchtime and read what each other had written. Those early efforts would likely be a great source of embarrassment if they were to be read today! The group certainly had a lot of laughs over them at the time.
My writing career took a backseat to life for many years and didn’t resurface until a few years ago when a good friend suggested writing (or blogging) as something I might be good at and enjoy. My husband had changed careers and became a tractor trailer driver. My sons had grown into young men who no longer required quite so much of my time or attention. I needed something to fill my spare time. I began to write.
I write and blog because I enjoy it. I’ve always been an avid reader, and I often wondered “what if I wrote a book?” My husband suggested I start with short stories, and that’s when Annelise and Barney stepped in. I self-published a novella which is a collection of short stories centered on a young girl who befriends an old man with Alzheimer’s disease. Annelise and Barney: An A to Z Collection of Short Stories was my first published book. I’m still trying to write that full-length novel. Maybe some day I’ll be brave enough to share with the world.
I enjoy writing, reading, guitar-playing, bird-watching, squirrel-watching and photography. I’ve recently picked up the guitar again after 50 years away from it! I’m not good at it, but I do enjoy trying to learn more. I live in Rochester, NY with my husband, two sons, two cats and a lovebird.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy posting.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.