I started to write only recently. I had my nose in a book since I was a child, and whilst seeing my name in print was on my bucket-list, I never thought to actually go and do something about it. I had the idea for a fantasy detective story and for the particular twist ending
I wish I could come up with a specific moment, but I don't remember a time when I wasn't making up stories in my head or jotting them down on paper. The 60s were a golden age of weirdness, what with guys like Serling, Kubrick and Hitchcock running the show. Throw in a nightly dose
My grandfather. For as long as I can remember, my Papa has told stories. I knew I wanted to tell stories too, just like my papa. When I got into school, and we began learning about writing, my passion grew. I knew even as a small child I wanted to be an author one day.
I have a very active imagination and I always read a lot. I would always be looking around bookstores and libraries for stories similar to what I'd been imagining but could never find anything that came close. I became so fed up that I decided to try writing down one of my stories. Once I
Green Eggs and Ham--no lie. It was the first book I read, and it sparked my imagination. I knew I wanted to do that for other people.
My stories are inspired by real-life experiences. I have a background in early childhood education and many years of experience working with children in the classroom and as a caregiver. Because all of my stories have an educational moral, a have a lot of material to cover. For instance, Dinosaur Adventure: A Field Trip to
When I had my son in 2010, he had severe reflux. For those parents with reflux babies, they know it is a very traumatic and worrisome time. My son's reflux was so severe, we could not place him on his back or set him down or we could have lost him. So, we held him
I think inspiration is the wrong word, because it implies that the desire to write comes from outside the writer, when in fact, it comes from within. Writing needs to be not something which one does out of necessity, or out of some need for monetary gain, but because the artist has this fuel within
When I was younger I was involved with gangs and a criminal lifestyle. When I received 37 years to life for 2nd degree murder I wanted to write a book to help prevent people from following in my footsteps.