37 year old female, in Houston. Published Chocolate Kisses and Love.Lust.Life. Available on Lulu, Smashwords, and Amazon. I also published four short stories: Miscarried, Conversing with Normality, and Conversing with Salvation; and Conversations with Normality. The ebooks are available on Lulu, but Amazon has a print and Kindle edition called Conversations. Conversations Edition one combines the three short stories into one book. Edition two has sexuality and First attempt. I also have written Never argue with an Autistic child and other special tales (2 editions available on amazon). The books are a personal diary about raising special needs kids.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Texas. I was born in Houston, but raised in Conroe. I am not sure how growing up in Texas affected my writing. A teacher influenced my writing. I enjoyed the writing prompts she gave us. One problem was at the time, I was reading about racism and prejudice, so that is what I wrote about. She thought I had experienced those issues, but I didn't think I did at that time.
When did you first start writing?
around Junior High. 7th/8th grade. 14 years old. I started writing poetry
I wrote this short story as part of a contest on Lulu. I did not win, but it helped me write a few new short stories since then.
The short story is semi-fictional. I have an Autistic son and the book discusses a conversation over food. The boy was hungry and I was trying to figure out what to feed him.