To be honest it was the strangest thing. I had never written anything in my entire life when on the morning of July 27th 2015 I awoke with an uncontrollable urge to write poetry. I remember feeling especially emotional that morning as I was recalling my mothers passing just 2 months prior, along with the
I've written stories and plays since I was a little girl and I've always read and read and read. English was my favourite subject at school, but when it came to studying at university, I never considered a degree in English. I think I thought it was more like a hobby than a subject you
I cherish a video-like memory of my mother helping me with creative writing homework given by my beloved elementary school teacher, Mrs. Johnson. A half-dozen years ago, when retirement loomed and I reflected on interests not pursued in my life, I returned to writing. My husband is glad I didn't choose French horn lessons -
I was one of these sickly kids and I spent a lot of time reading. I mean a ton. Books were like friends. I couldn't wait to get one, read it, get to the next one, for the world they opened up. It made me want to do that, to write, to be part of
I had a story I wanted to tell. I thought it would be a one-off. But when I finished that first novel, The Oath, I already had another story I wanted to tell. I'm now writing the -fourth- story I want to tell.
Reading books and listening to song lyrics from a young age inspired me, and like all writers, I write on the backs of every author I have ever read, of every song that tells a story. Part of becoming an author has been taking in stories, styles, points of view that have transformed me, and
I have been writing since I was a young teenager. I have always enjoyed expressing myself through written words. The writing assignments in high school and college had always filled me with enthusiasm. There is a feeling of intense delight and fulfillment when I write. It is wonderful to sit back and just let the
I started The Ugly while at law school, and my initial goal was to critique the idea of law. I was publishing law review articles and dating a professor, and in the process got turned off by academic rationality. I came to see storytelling as the most sophisticated form of thinking. I realized I loved
I have been writing fiction since I was seven-years-old. There were several events that caused me to start writing. One reason I started writing was that when I was growing up in the mid-90s, although video games were becoming popular, I did not own any. Instead, when I was alone I would make up stories