I started writing sometime between 2000-2001. My husband, who doesn’t read fiction, read Lord of the Rings during a week of finals and decided to try his hand at writing. Despite my abhorrence for grammar and spelling, I decided to join him. We shared short stories and bits of prose for a while, then joined some writing groups and took a Continuing Education course on writing. My husband changed his major to English and we dreamed of the day we would both be published authors. I often teased my husband that my writing would make us millions but he would be talked about in colleges.
After a few years, my husband went on to pursue his self-education in computer programing, we decided to take our business more seriously, and writing fell by the wayside for him. It did not for me. I always have one or two or three stories percolating in the back of my mind. During my childhood, I searched for a mode of self-expression. I searched for a way to capture the beauty of what I saw around me. I tried photography. I tried painting. I tried drawing. I fought tooth and nail for it not to be writing despite being a strong reader. Writing sounded far too much like grammar and spelling. But as I started writing stories something in me came to life. Something deep inside me said, “YES! This is it!”
I have been writing for many years now. For the first ten years my focus has been on urban fantasy which is just a fancy way of saying I like to write fantasy set in a modern setting. I’ve taught a writing class for homeschoolers and hosted a monthly writing group for other women in my church who enjoy writing. We focused on writing from a Christian worldview and the craft of writing. Visit me over at Faerie-Stories.com to learn more about my writing, flash fiction, short stories, and YA Novels.