I’m a writer and have been ever since driving through near-blizzard conditions to the school where I taught while thinking how I’d always intended to become a writer and how, if I’d followed that dream, I wouldn’t be sliding sidewise and possibly ending up stranded in the depths of the forest in a blizzard. Being a sensible person, when the school year ended, I said goodbye to teaching, became a full-time, professional writer and have never looked back.
I sometimes base my stories around that forest but they just as often — possibly more often — reach deep into paranormal dimensions and explore the depths of space.
Since that fateful day when I changed professions, I’ve been a ghost writer, written confession stories, done editing, written advertising copy, written some non-fiction articles, written literary and science-fiction short stories, written both novellas and novels, and won the only literary contest I ever entered, becoming Minnesota’s Region 2 Literary Person of the Year.
When the bricks and mortar publishing industry went bankrupt and my pay-checks went up in smoke, like many other writers I made the transition to electronic media. Now I write for the Forget Me Not Romances and Take Me Away Books impressions of Winged Publications and I also self-publish.
I believe a reader should feel better at the end of a story instead of worse so my characters are intentionally normal, well-adjusted people thrown into interesting situations. They lead happy, fulfilling lives and aren’t looking for adventure but somehow adventure finds them anyway and they have to deal with the resulting chaos. How they do so becomes a story worth telling. And reading.
And, yes, my stories always have a romantic element and they always end well and happily.
Check out my books and short stories and you’ll see what I mean.