Yes! When I was a child my mom wrote custom stories for me and my brothers. She was a fantastic story-teller and I'm certain she would have loved Smashwords to showcase her writings. It was my mom who inspired me to write stories and if memory serves, I wrote my first story when I was six -- a tale of adventure and getting lost in the woods.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
LIFE! I enjoy every day simply because it exists to be enjoyed. Life can be fraught with challenges and adversity and yet, I still like getting out of bed each day to learn what new adventure may present itself in the day.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak - as a child I loved the tale -- I wanted to be the adventurer who travelled to see the wild things and become their king. 2. Strangers - Dean Koontz - the skill with which Dean Koontz scoops up the reader and brings them along the journey of the characters is inspiring. 3. The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz -- this book helped me to learn some of the most important life lessons that I now carry with me everyday to ensure that each day is filled with magic and bliss. 4. In a People House - Dr. Seuss -- I signed this one out of the school library repeatedly. I loved the easy memorization of the book and the memorization paid off when my children were little; I could show them the pictures and tell the tale without actually reading it from the pages. 5. Dance Upon the Air - Nora Roberts -- I enjoyed the entire series that Dance Upon the Air is a part - the paranormal in modern times and the believability of it within the writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite authors list has enjoyed many revisions over the years. When I was a teenager, Stephen King was my author of choice. He was quickly joined by Dean Koontz with the reading of "Phantoms". As I grew older my tastes fluxed and I began reading Anne Rice. Currently I enjoy reading Nora Roberts.
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