Paula Goddard is an author who has held professional positions as a software trainer and technical writer/editor. She has a certification in Entrepreneurship Education. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland (formerly the College of Notre Dame of Maryland). As founder and executive director of Horizons Youth Program, she creates unique and academically enriching programming for both youth and adults. She is the host and producer of the Internet radio show XtarTalk with Paula Goddard; a socio-political show with a pinch of entertainment. She has always had a fondness for animals and plans to one day return to her animal science/veterinary educational background. Horseback riding, attending live theatre and dancing are some of her favorite hobbies. A lover of Arts and Culture who takes an active interest in politics, she is delighted to reside in a suburban area close to both Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC. Despite living in the area known as the DMV, she remains a proud Jersey Girl.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I recall writing a very good story in high school (either my Junior or Senior year) about taking a car and driving over the speed limit down the highway. I received a good grade for it. I recall thinking to myself, "This is a good story". However, I did not think at that time to pursue a degree or career in writing.
What is your writing process?
I write whenever and wherever I can. Sometimes you have to capture the verse or it may never come again. When I was writing the personal finance book, "Money Minute: Financial Food for Thought - Volume 1" I stayed up until 3 and 4 AM every day for at least two weeks. My hair looked like "Roseanne Roseannadanna" , the character from Saturday Night Live played by the late Gilda Radner. :-) I was sleep deprived but I was on a mission! :-)
A little boy name Michael seems to think that there are people, or some type of human-like life forms, living in the sun. He believes that he sees them as he stares out his window. He daydreams about "The Sun People" and their super powers; even discussing them with his best friend, Kenny. Do they really exist? He'll soon find out.
Written in a straightforward yet entertaining style, the author, Paula Goddard, uses these “Money Minutes” to emphasize that there are many roads to reach your destination of financial freedom. This book offers a combination of financial literacy, strategies to become debt free and build wealth, along with golden nuggets of wisdom and advice on a variety of financial topics.