As a child, I began inventing wonderful stories in my head and jotting notes down on paper. At 12, I penned my first poem. As I recall, it was a bit melodramatic. Since that time, I've been consumed by a love of words, characters, and tales of adventure and love.
In 1986, my husband and I formed a small publishing firm called Bethabara House. We managed to publish a few good books of poetry, some prayer journals and a cook book before our untimely demise. Though I love poetry so much, I learned early on that I probably would not be able to make a living writing it.
In 1988, I wrote my first novel, a tale about a plain young girl who goes on an amazing vacation to Spain and meets an intriguing gentleman who turns out to be the king of a small Middle Eastern nation.
In 1994, I wrote another novel about a 10-year-old girl who contracts a rare form of MS. It was a heart-rending story of how we sometimes find courage and other attributes inside us that we didn't know were there.
In 1998, I began a novel about a middle aged woman who accidentally discovers a substance that will reverse the aging process in the human body. I worked on this one for 2 years, writing and re-writing until I felt it was perfect. It's still one of my favorite projects to date.
In between the novels, I've written half a dozen excellent short stories and a volume of poetry on subjects ranging from the human condition to environmental issues. I have two books still in publication.
- "Word and Moves" is the true story of a girl with a dream and not much more. Her humorous insights and wise ole sayings are built around stories and poems concerning her relationship with her daughter and impending divorce.
- "Prayers to Pray" is a book of Bible-based prayers that can be easily used in everyday life for everything from family troubles to financial woes.
Two years ago for the NaNoWriMo competition, I wrote a murder mystery called, "The Sea at Sunset". This is an exciting, fast-paced story of two people who meet while trying to murder two other people. This novel is currently being considered by publishers and agents.
I have just completed my autobiography, which is called, "The Woman With Two Birthdays" and looking for an agent/publisher.