The only thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a writer. (Except for a brief period when I was three years old and decided I would be a fire fighter because I really wanted to drive that fire engine.)
My parents read to me every day. Children's books, of course. But poetry and bits of the classics, too. Story time was my favorite part of the day.
Left alone to play, I enacted elaborate dramas with my stuffed animals. I told my dolls stories while I jumped on my bed. For some reason, the plot lines flowed better when I was bouncing. (For the record I no longer do this. My knees are not as forgiving as they used to be.)
When I was five, I was so obsessed with stories, that I was even willing to give up my play time to go to school. My parents promised I would learn to read, so it seemed a fair deal. My plan was simple. Once I could read, I would not have to wait for someone else to read to me. Best of all, I could learn anything I needed or wanted to know. I figured I would not even have to go to school anymore. Brilliant!
That is when I learned that life does always follow your plan.
My teachers taught me many other things. Some were more interesting than others, but most important of all, they taught me to write. I have not stopped writing since.
Writing lets me share all those stories in my head with real people, instead of a mute audience of stuffed animals and dolls. Thanks for joining me. I hope you enjoy!
P.S. I write self-help books for adults under the name Suzanne Ebbs and you can learn about those at my website www.suzanneebbs.com
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Smashwords book reviews by Suzanne Grosser
- PTSD: A Fifteen Minute Guide to Combat Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
on Oct. 27, 2012
The book provides a good overview of PTSD, including treatments. The chapter on how PTSD affects the brain was new material to me and very interesting. The list of resources at the end is a great starting point for finding the help you need.
- Tailwinds: Adventures of a Young Aviator
on Nov. 18, 2012
If you are interested in flying, this book is packed with historical information you will enjoy. It is a ficitonalized account of one exceptional character, Rusty Martin, whose adventures highlight an exciting time in aviation history. The story often reads more like nonfiction. But the facts are so engaging that it kept my interest. A quick read with lots of great links to more information.
- Pumped: Great Words to Keep You Going When Hope Is Hard To Come By
on Nov. 21, 2012
Plenty of good quotes and stories to inspire anyone who needs to persist in a difficult situation.