I was born in Collingswood, NJ. I grew up in a large family of creative people. My mother thought I was a wonderful child because I would look at picture books quietly in the living room for hours. I was 'reading' even before I could read, memorizing stories I loved.
I've always wanted to tell stories. While my brothers were learning to play Chess (which I also learned well) I would use the taken pieces to tell epic tales on the sidelines. I wanted to be a writer who illustrated her own books even when I was in kindergarten. I've written poems, plays, songs (words and music) and told all manner of stories to my kids.
With my three children old enough to pursue their own dreams, I'm diving deeper into 'serious' writing again. I've got my directions for the journey, why don't you come with me? I'll even pay for the gas...
The Bedtime Story
on Aug. 29, 2011
Restless (k)nights, swords, dragons and princesses! Epic fantasy in compact form. Excellent for lunchtime or right-before-bed reading. Wonderful illustration of the love between fathers and daughters.
In the Mirror (A Short Story)
on Dec. 14, 2011
With the help of Lythgoe's spot on descriptions - not to mention the beautiful cover art - I could practically feel the mirror under my fingers. I own an old mechanical typewriter that I used to write many a poem on when I was younger. It belonged to my father and the clack and clatter of it when he used to write was a well-loved sound to me. Lythgoe's story brings to mind many memories of my youth and childhood and how the simple things were very special. In the Mirror is well crafted, full of deep emotion, wonder, loss, hope and most of all, magic.