Raised in Northern Ohio,as many other kids, I graduated high school and immediately started into work.
I have worked many jobs in my life but the one thing I have always remembered were times as a child, using my imagination while playing with others or by myself.
I never saw alone time as a negative, though there were many times I had wished for more children to play with. Even have 6 older sisters and 2 older brothers, you find many times they are busy growing up also and doing the things they want to do.
Many of the stories I write take bits and pieces of my childhood and I incorporate them into the stories or slightly exaggerate and embellish in order to make the story more exciting for the children reading.
I like the fact that a kid who may get into trouble may create havoc and mayhem, but in their heart, they have only the best of intentions. This innocence of childhood is something I think we all need more of in our lives.
Now as a writer I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures. I look forward to adding new stories that incorporate my travels to different parts of the world to help children not only learn about other people and places, but have fun doing so whether they be a picture book, short story or something for early readers.
I know my children have been a true blessing in my life and hope the innocence of childhood never leaves them.
For this all I am truly thankful and grateful that now I can share from my own imagination with the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Not only seeing what my imagination will come up with, but the excitement of the readers who are reading because they truly enjoy what they are reading.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean the most because they continue to ask for more and cause me to push myself to come up with more for them, not just myself.
The White Jade Rabbit and The Little Golden Dragon is a magical and mystical adventure. It's the story of a friendship formed between a story telling White Jade Rabbit who lives in one land and a Little Golden Dragon from another land, who through the use of magical seeing stones discover each other.The story crosses boundaries of culture and differences.
Billy is an imaginative young boy who learns about charities and helping those less fortunate. The problem is that Billy's enthusiasm and imagination usually wind up creating havoc and mayhem as his good intentions lead the neighborhood into an adventure filled ride on the road to helping others in "Billy's Backyard Carnival".
Billy decides to make a nutritional drink for his family after hearing how many energy drinks are not good for kids.It becomes quite the adventure and chaos when Billy, by himself decides to create the drink in his Moms kitchen. Billy's family gets more of a surprise than an energy drink by the time Billy is finished. Enjoy the laughs and disasters that seem to follow Billy's imagination.
Young Billy decides he must battle the tooth fairy to keep her from taking his teeth in the night. Billy's Mom and Dad have little idea what is about to happen one night when the fight to capture the tooth fairy comes in Billy's Big Battle.