Writing has always been my passion. Whether it be non-fiction or fiction, I enjoy creating images, for the reader, through my writing.
My latest book, "Deadly Ports: Live with Honor," was a long time in the making, and my sense of accomplishment is soaring.
I am currently preparing an outline for my next novel. It will be fiction and contain suspense/thriller/drama.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a time when there were no electronic devices and reading was a popular past-time. Although my physical surroundings did not influence my writing, the English literature teachers and professors inspired me to write. Through the many literature courses I took, and loved, there were plenty of opportunities to 'show off' my imaginative and writing skills. Encouragement was always provided to me by Mrs. Phelan, my senior year high school teacher, and I will always be thankful for that.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Living in the moment and imagining what the characters must feel as a result of my writing. It's an avenue to be creative and to believe in myself. I have found myself becoming completely immersed in the story, to the point of feeling the love, anger and betrayal that exists within the story.
From the sounds of an approaching storm to those of final breaths, Deadly Ports uncovers the turbulent relationships and secretive activities of a small group of doctors and researchers. They have created what would become an unforgiving cure to the world's problems. Ridding societies of those who could not move 'the Party' forward. Love and anger; greed and murder; 'Live with Honor.'
In many instances within the vocational education arena, the teacher/instructor enters the classroom with very little training in teaching methodology and structure. Although they are highly regarded for their area of expertise, there can be stumbling blocks to passing their knowledge on to the students. This book offers a supplemental opportunity for training the newly hired educator.
A book for novice instructors and self-improvement, TUA identifies actual classroom experiences and offers insight and many ideas on how to meet the challenges head-on and eliminate the problem. Some of the topics covered in this "must have" eBook include: roles and relationships; identifying your weaknesses; the planning process; decision making; handling complaints; body language; and more.