Hi all! I have an obsession with words that once resulted in my being grounded for reading too much. As I got older, this obsession served me well as I worked for many years at a bookstore and as a literature and grammar instructor. Currently, as a graphic designer by day, my love of language and words goes by the fancy name of typography.
Oddly enough, when I began writing, this love affair with words failed me. At first, I found myself staring at the paragraph that needed to be there and couldn't find adequate words to express what I wanted to convey. After contemplating pounding my head against the wall, I regrouped and pounded fingertips to the keyboard instead. With each attempt, it got easier; I love the times when my fingers can't keep up with the ready stream of words.
My other obsession is volunteering for several ministries dedicated to rescuing young girls from modern-day slavery. Whether I get to design a piece that helps to fundraise or to create awareness, I want to do whatever I can to help.