I am a full time writer, mom, wife, and Auntie! Life gets busy but it’s a good busy.
Before I started to write full time, I worked for many years in the Canadian Criminal Justice system, but I was one of the lucky ones to escape back into the real world of living. The education and experience did influence my psyche though and often drifts into my characters or settings.
Another major influence on my writing has been through travel. I’ve live in Canada and have travelled to the United States, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, Ireland, Italy, and Greece. On the “to go to” list are: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Antarctic, UK, New Zealand, and Thailand.
My favorite quotes:
“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its too on success and happiness is heavy.” Dr. Wayne Dyer
“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.” Oprah Winfrey
“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” Stephen King
A few of my favorite authors:
Liane Moriarty–clever, contemporary, and so readable.
Rainbow Rowell–Eleanor and Park…sooo good.
Jonas Saul–fast paced, unpredictable, and edgy.
Stephen King–‘nuf said.