I am a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick New Jersey. I was born and raised in New Jersey so I am very much a city slicker. I moved to Florida to marry my sweetheart after college and marveled at how little there was to do and how much one had to drive to do it! But due to a job change and an abrupt move, we settled in Austin, Texas where the mottos is 'Keep Austin Weird' and I try my best to uphold it!
I am the mother of 2 great kids and though writing has always been a pursuit I was interested in, being a Mommy got in the way for quite a few years. I decided I would give it a fair shake in 2009 and I haven't been able to quit since. I have 4 completed novels and I have 4 additional started novels plus 2 sequels all in various stages of gestation. I have a hard time stopping my ideas and when a seemingly great idea hits me - typically just as I am attempting to fall asleep - I am compelled to start an outline.
My 2 great talents are:
1. My remarkable ablilty to remember names - which has served me well.
2. My ability to remember lyrics from every song I ever heard in the 70's and 80's - which has not helped me in the slightest.
I have a quirky sense of humor and sometimes TV commercials crack me up.
I like the notion of things being 'meant to be' or somehow touched by the unexplainable. I also like the effect music has on one's state of mind and the memories a song can recall.
on Sep. 04, 2014 :
Every time I read Mindy Haig's work I am amazed all over again. This author must have a enormous capacity to love. I have never read anyone that can write with such passion and get so deep into the feelings and desires of her characters. The reader cannot help but put themselves into the story in someway. And the reader can feel the emotions and passion and longing that the lead characters feel. I wanted so badly to counsel Jesse and rush him into the relationship. But Mindy Haig draws the plot to a stretching point and the reader believes somehow Jade and Jesse are not going to connect, that all will be lost. I will leave it to you to find out what happens to Jesse and Jade. I suggest you read her other books too starting with Hidden in the Pages, the Wishing Place, and the White Room. This is a style of writing that is in my opinion totally new. I believe with all my heart that this unique style will catch on big time. It is a guarantee that if you have not yet read her, that you have never read anything like Mindy Haig's books. Don't miss The Messenger and Glory either.
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