I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.


Question and answer: How do authors find time to write after they have children?

How can authors find time to write after they have children?

It’s possible with a lot of thought and preparation.

I didn’t start writing until my kids were in high school, so it was easier for me. But when my son moved back home with his toddler I ended up caring for my grandson so I found myself facing the same problem.

I was cunning. I cheated. I used the TV as a babysitter.

Since the kid programs usually come on about the time school lets out, that was my ‘writing’ time. I turned on the TV, made sure there were snacks and toys available, and sat down at my desk that was in the same room but at the back and as far from the TV as possible so he wasn’t tempted to talk to me unless it was necessary and it worked.

I don’t know if that particular method would work for everyone, but where there’s a will, there’s a way and most authors I know are canny enough and smart enough and creative enough to figure it out for their situation.

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