I believe I was born with a passion for writing. At the age of five, I wrote poetry on paper napkins and frustrated my mother by filling my school notebooks with stories. When I was in my early 20s and a mother of three, my night school, literature professor encouraged me to pursue a writing career. I had several magazine articles and essays published before moving across country when I had to put my writing on the back burner while working and raising a family. When we returned back East and I asked my husband where my box of writing was, the one that had everything I had ever written or published, he said he thought it was just old papers and he...THREW IT OUT!! The first thing people ask me when I share that story, is...and you're still married? Yes, for 49 yrs. But I was so devastated at the time that a door to my writer's brain slammed shut and I couldn't write another thing for thirty years. Then, from nowhere, the muse was awoken and spewed forth book after book, after book, after book. Now, I can't get the muse to shut up, so the books keep coming, from my imagination that produces, sometimes sweet and heartwarming stories, sometimes dark and twisted ones, sometimes romantic stories, sometimes supernatural thrillers. But to balance it off, I love writing stories for children. I have many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the wonderment in their eyes when they read or hear my stories is the only accolade I will ever need.