I’ve been telling stories and writing them as long as I can remember. Poems too.
I had my first poem published when I was about eight years old. It was called Wind and published in the United Church newsletter.
The summer between grade school and high school, my friend Connie and I decided to write books. Hers was sci-fi; mine was more along the lines of Nancy Drew. (Remember her?) I filled several scribblers, but unfortunately I let others read them, they got passed around, and eventually lost.
Over the years, I wrote many short stories and poems and started a few novels. They have almost all been lost. That may be a good thing. Or not.
In any event, a few years ago I realized if I wanted to achieve my lifelong goal of being a writer, there was no time to lose. So I buckled down (more or less) and started actually working at it, in between working at my paying job, life’s vagaries, and all the things that pull you away from what you’re trying to do.
I live just outside a small town in Ontario, with my lifemate and my cat, with a conservation area right outside my back door. When I’m not writing, I love to paint, read and (dare I say it) play video games. Recently I’ve added computer graphics to my list of
fun addictive things to do.
I’m interested in almost anything (except sports), particularly history, science, ecology and language. I have opinions on everything, too, as you can tell from my blog. So do you, so don’t judge me.
I am proud to be a member of Headwaters Writers’ Guild.
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