My five favorite books.....I love The Journey Home by Lee Carroll. The book is symbolic of my life in many ways. The Colors of Life written by a Polish doctor who passed away a few years ago is close to my heart. From war torn Poland to establishing a medical practice in the USA, the book gives profound insight into a life's work and purpose. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich because of the powerful message it has for all people. My fourth favorite book is The Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe. I always loved the book when growing up. Through the years I can continue to go back to the story and pull so much from the characters and the message. As for the fifth book, I don't have one right now that stands out.
What do you read for pleasure?
I find right now I read biographies and historical fiction more than other books. I did enjoy reading the first few books of the Left Behind series. The pacing was good and made the books a pleasurable experience.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle app on my computer.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the seacoast of New Hampshire. My family lived 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. We also had a summer cabin on a lake about an hour to the North. Living in these areas certainly influence all of my writing. Most of my books take place in these locations and play in active role in where the characters go and live. I was always told to write what you know. While my characters are fictional, I do my best to place them in real places to add a touch of realism to the story.
When did you first start writing?
The first time I remember really writing something of substance was in third grade. A friend of mine wanted to create a new story for Easter. We decided that since every person knows about the Easter Bunny, it would be cool to tell a story about the Easter Puppy instead. I remember going over to her house and sketching out the drawings. She would draw while I did the dialogue.
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