Romance and adventure await…
I wrote my first book in the second grade. With my mother’s help to typeset and the Xerox machine at the library, I published it–with black and white illustrations–and then went door to door throughout my neighborhood to sell it. Looking back at it now, I’m a little bit horrified at the idea of approaching each reader individually and looking them in the eye as I demand they read my book. Where did that absurdly gutsy child go?
It took a few more years before I had my first novel in print, but they were years well-spent learning a bit more about storytelling, even if they left me a touch more timid. Every book is a new experience and a new chance to better hone my skills. While I’m never fully satisfied with anything I write, I can always keep the promise to my readers that I will be working even harder on the next book.
Today, I live in an unincorporated village in northwestern Wisconsin, surrounded by forest and peace. It’s the perfect place to write, but can become lonesome at times. Luckily, I have my own love to continue to inspire me. We have no children–yet–but many animals.