Oh my, it seems I’ve come unplugged. So I have to ask myself when to end this little experiment –…
"So, sister, what displeasure has brought you in to see me this day?"
"He cuts away a part of you each time."
Bao Chen Wu
"Ms. Gray, if one chases her own tail, what good can be wrought, except to end up where one began?"
Dr. Von Bluent
"Very attractive you are. Attractive and fit. Yet so often I see men that would not at any other time avoid looking at a beautiful woman, shy away almost to the point of tripping over themselves to get away. Must be the sneakers!"
Though I always enjoyed reading, it wasn't until I started reading to my children that I began to think about writing myself.
Slowly we graduated from picture books to chapter books, my interest in writing growing with each passing year.
When I finally sat down at the computer and began to write, the words filling the screen, I knew I had found where I belong. It would take years from that point to reach where I am now, many wonderful memories and experiences filling the space along the way. My writing style sprang from those moments, each and every one.
Along the way, I managed to earn my private pilot's license, followed years later by a motorcycle license. Each new experience added layers to my life, as well as my writing.
By the time I received my Class "A" CDL for driving tractor trailer, I had amassed a lifetime of small stories that helped to carve off some of my rough edges, bringing me closer to where I had to be to fulfill my dream of becoming a published author.
Anyone who knows me well would say that I am a much calmer and happier person now than I had ever been in the past, but underneath it all still beats the heart of an Irish, Scottish, German girl. I am just more at peace with myself than I ever have been. My writing, however, reflects all the turmoil I came through to arrive where I am today.
I hope you enjoy the ride!