Getting Started

When I was in the third grade I wrote a story about a raccoon. My brother Doug had a pet raccoon at the time and when I had an assignment to write a story for school, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to share my thoughts about Bandit. The teacher seemed impressed with my efforts and read my story aloud to the class.

That was the moment I knew I wanted to be a writer.

I used to make up ridiculous bedtime stories and tell them to my nieces and nephew that would do anything but help them fall asleep.

During my high school years, I wrote articles for a local paper, worked on the school paper and yearbook. I went to college and graduated with a degree in communications before starting off my career as a newspaper journalist.

After 10 years of writing for newspapers, I switched gears and went into marketing which turned out to be a lot of fun for me. But I missed writing.

So for a few years I wrote freelance feature articles for a regional magazine.

Still, I wanted something more. After reading a book that I thought was truly awful in the winter of 2010, I finally decided “I can write better than this.” So I sat down and wrote a novel. Then I wrote two more.

Now I am knee-deep in searching for an agent and trying to figure out the best way to see my novels published.

Join me as I go through the adventures of finding my way in the world of writing and publishing. It should be an interesting journey.

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