Life Happens to all of us. The trick is sifting out the positive from overwhelming negative that bombards us all. One way I do that is through fiction. My mother would read books to me before I was old enough to start school. I learned word recognition, and then had to relearn to read using phonics in school. She created in me a love for the written word, and the adventure experienced through the pages of a book. What would it be like to be the heroine inside a book, able to live and experience many lives?
That thought always intrigued me for as long as I can remember. Its part of what influences me to write. Reading gives me joy. Writing feeds my imagination.
I’ve always been a big Star Wars fan. One of my favorite hobbies has always been writing Star Wars fan fiction. Now I am trying my hand at writing my own stories. I’m fascinated by stories that play out the struggle of the human condition, that contain psychological and mythical elements. The bonds that tie us together or tear us apart, family, friends, and community.
I admit, I’m a sucker for a good adventure, especially if it contains romance, intrigue and mystery. I’m not oppose to the paranormal, or the occasional ghost story either. I have a bit of fascination with the Grim Reaper. I’m drawn to good vs evil, justice vs injustice, God vs devil, etc. Engage me, entertain me, and pull me into the world of the novel, and I’m hooked. I love fiction that engages the mind, lets me escape to another place, or even another time. Those are things I like to read about, and hope to write about.
So, relax, look around, immense yourself in story, and enjoy what you discover. Follow my blog, comment, sign up for my newsletter for announcements, events, and future stories.
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You can now read short pieces related to my upcoming novella titled, “Apocalypse, Signed, Sealed, And Delivered” at tab above labeled VIGNETTES. The genre is a bit mixed, but would place in the area of fantasy, paranormal adventure. I like to throw a little romance/flirtation into any genre I write, because I feel a little bit of romance makes any story a better read, at least for me.
I also have another project in the works. This idea has been brewing for about two years now. It is a sci-fi fantasy space saga, tentative title is “Hunted: Starlight Space Saga”, which may change as the work progresses. More about that in the future.
I’ve set a challenge for myself, and that is to post once a week either in my blog, or a new vignette or flash fiction. My schedule in my life outside writing has a tendency to change, but for now I am setting Sundays as my day to post. This does not mean I might not post more often, but that I will try to post at least once a week.
”ALL OUR DREAMS CAN COME TRUE, IF WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO PURSUE THEM” ~Walt Disney
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