I live and work in Minnesota as an IT professional. My house is a very busy place with 3 or 4 children (depending on the time of year and the schedule of sleep-overs and such), 2 cats (sometimes 3), and one very hungry turtle named Myrtle; as such, time for writing or nearly anything else is at a premium!
I have wished to write this book (Friends of the Crown) for a very long time and have spent years on it....when I could. Quite often it is hard for new writers to find or create the time necessary to really refine their ability; Friends of the Crown was written in many bits and pieces over the course of nearly ten years. I kept at it largely because it was the one story I truly wished to get "on paper". This story began as an ongoing tale told to my sons while on long drives in the car; now they can find out how it all fits together in one complete story!
I am working hard at making more time for writing -- especially since the full tale is not yet complete and I want to see how it turns out! :-)