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I wrote my first short story in 1968 when I was a Junior at Brilliant Memorial High School. I have little writing background aside from the papers I have written for my course work over the years. In 1969/70 I received a county and state award for articles and stories I wrote for the tuberculosis issue of our school newspaper.
I have always been on the wavelength of younger people and relate very well to them. I am an avid RP video game player and love things which challenge my mind.
I have always read, from the time I learned how, and made up stories in my head.
The journey of Char and Leia began the summer of 2001 with the help of the son of a dear friend. Then 9/11 happened and "the kids" got put on the back burner. Over the following years I would work on their characters, but it wasn't until 2009 I finally felt they were ready to publish. Through the wonders of the Electronic Age I reconnected with a high school friend who just happened to be editing a book for someone and I asked her if she would be interested in helping me. She accepted and the hard work began. Thanks to Twana, I was able to flesh out the characters and give them life. Char and Leia became active, instead of passive, their schooling came alive and the villain, Darmath, gained a voice.
God, and the beautiful world he gave us, has been my greatest inspiration. Each day I awake inspired by the wonderful creatures he put here for us and the gorgeous sunrises. I am sure much of this comes from the Native American side. My parents, Seymour and Frances Edwards, were always a huge inspiration for me because of their work ethics, empathy for others and their reverence of nature. My sister, Margaret Poe, has been a continual source of inspiration from the time I was small. Marg has overcome so many obstacles in her life which could have broken her, but she always rises up, faces them head on and overcomes them.
My next book, A Knight's Secret:Trillia (working title) will take Char from, Trillia, the home of his ancestors to Darmath's realm, Coopershon. In Trillia, Char will attempt to have the curse of the black dragon, Armala, reversed, then turn his attention to rescuing his birth mother, Heila, from Darmath's evil grasp.