My Writing

165670_1750785177386_4529354_nI 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.

I have one published flash fiction piece, one flash fiction shared on a blog, and was a finalist in the last Rooglewood contest.

Rooglewood Finalist

 

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