The Road to Publication...
In fourth grade I decided I wanted to write books that were funny and truthful, just like Judy Blume's.
I started out by writing short stories, usually about kids solving crimes or sleeping in haunted houses, and books that never seemed to get past Chapter Four. And I read all the time--'80s romance novels with pastel cover art, magazines, Stephen King, the dictionary, you name it.
But after high school, I married and had three kids. My childhood dream of being an author didn't seem very realistic or achievable anymore. So, I gave up on it...
...until one late night in 1998.
That night, I came across Judy Blume's website. Without giving it much thought, I sent her an email. I told her how much her books meant to me as a kid and that I'd always wanted to be a writer.
To my surprise, I got a reply from her, urging me to follow my dream!
That very day, I started writing. And I haven't stopped since. On October 16th, 2003, more than five years after I received a kind and helpful email from Judy Blume, I got "the call." The call I'd been waiting for since I was nine years old. My dream of being an author was going to come true!
I now live in London, Ontario with my family & two cats.
I am a Gemini.
I like to: Read, bake, cycle, camp, garden, watch movies, and find bargains at Costco.
I do not like: Bad drivers, boredom, crowds, heights, and turbulence on airplanes.