Good morning. I don't have a guest blogger today, so I'll be posting. First an update on my mom. She's doing better. She doesn't have pneumonia, just a really bad cold. So, she's on meds and is resting up.
I've really enjoyed having all the guest bloggers and learning about their books and lives. Today, I'll talk a little about me.
I've been writing since high school, but before that, I had imaginary friends who I'd go on adventures with. I'd talk to them, they'd talk to me. I guess I just never thought to write our adventures down. Plus, I used to play Barbie and Ken, and they usually had a romance going on....
I started reading romances in high school, when I was about 16 and a friend gave me some Harlequins to read. I like historicals the most now, but still read a few contemporaries now and then.
I wrote my first romances in my early 20's, long-hand in spiral notebooks. Then I finally got a computer and typed one up on it. I sent it to Harlequin, but since I didn't know about agents, or query letters, or even what a synopsis was, it was returned to me unread. I put my writing on hold for about 15 years while I raised my family. But the stories kept tumbling around in my head.
I finally got serious about writing in 2002, when I wrote two historicals in six months, then I took a Creative Writing class at my local college. That's where I learned about agents, query letters and what a synopsis was. During this time, I also learned about writing groups, in particular, RWA. I joined up and by the end of 2005, I had a short story romance published.
Since then, I've published five more short stories and have another one, as well as a novella, under contract.
I have two grown daughters, a grandson and two granddaughters. We also have two, well maybe three, cats (I rescued a kitten a few weeks ago from almost certainly being run over and though I've asked people about taking her, I think we'll be keeping her. She's a calico and my husband has decided to call her "Spot."). I am also going to college, at long last. In May I graduated from the same school I took my creative writing class with an A. A. in Education/History, with Honors. I'll be transferring to another school this fall for my B.A.
So, thanks again for everyone who's stopping by to say hi and to support my guest bloggers. Anyone making a comment today will be eligible for the E-Books Prize Package drawing. Also, today's prize is a sterling silver 'dreams keeper' charm necklace.