Many authors will tell you they always wanted to be a writer, even as a kid. I'm not one of those. Yes, I did some writing as a kid, but not any great amount, and I never thought about becoming a professional writer until much later. But I was a voracious reader, particularly when it came to adventures, fantasy, and science fiction.
Fast forward a decade or so: I worked for several years as a school librarian with students from Kindergarten through eighth grade. That meant, among other things, reading hundreds of picture, middle grade, and young adult books. I quickly discovered that I loved them. And naturally the more I read, the more I thought about writing a few of my own.
I've been writing regularly for more than ten years now, and finally reached the point where I am querying agents to get my books published. I still love adventure, fantasy, and science fiction books, so naturally enough that's much of what I write. I hope that you'll be able to read them soon. In the meantime, here are a few places where you can find things that I've written.
- Dead, But Not Gone, a drabble for The Were-Traveler eZine (a drabble is a short story of exactly 100 words)
- The Legend of Etana, a retelling of an ancient Babylonian legend for the Myths Inscribed online fantasy magazine
- Keeping Time, a short story in the anthology Triskaidekan: 13 Stories for 2013
- I'm currently querying a young adult science fiction novel (and hopefully first in a series, since I've already written drafts of books 2 and 3)
- I just finished the first draft of a middle grade contemporary fantasy and am working my way through the first revision (first in a planned series of three)
- I'm about a quarter of the way through writing a middle grade fantasy