I grew up in a family with 9 kids and grandma living in the back bedroom. Not surprising that I have a few stories to tell, especially since we only had 1 t.v.
I spent my days reading and, later, trying to create another world where I could escape all those brothers and sisters-and grandma-by writing. Maybe that's why I love books so much. Well, that and the fact that I was near the end of that long sibling-chain and never had the clout to pick the t.v. shows we watched. But I’d run home after school to catch the last fifteen minutes of Barnabus Collins in Dark Shadows...
I still love to run or maybe I should say, I love to wog (a cross between walking and jogging).
Here in Portlandia, I love Halloween themed runs - where people don costumes and run. It's a lot of fun...and I know those two words don't always go together: fun...and...run. But here, in the damp days of fall, it is.
And, with all those Halloween themed runs, I guess Dark Shadows had more of an influence than some people might think. Even today my favorite author is Stephen King. My all-time favorite book is Salem's Lot.
My favorite romance novels are The Hunger Games...okay, I know, it's really a survival book but isn't that what every romance novel is about--surviving the aftermath of everyday life and still having enough emotion left in your relationship, at the end of the day, to feel romantic. Then there were the romance series: Twilight, Fifty Shades, and more but I also love paranormal, horror and even light books like Dewey the Small Town Library Cat. Mainly, I just love to read. . . and write.
I've just had my first novel published and am looking to share it with the world. It's a story I was inspired to write after visiting Hamlet's Castle and seeing an enormous Viking statue down in the tunnels next to the dungeons.
Sorry to be so long-winded but did I say I love to write, and talk, and knit, and sew, and bake... I could go on but I'll stop by saying, I hope you’ll stop by my blog, send me a tweet, or check out my Facebook page. I'll be sharing news about new books over there.
Thanks for listening and, hopefully, reading ;D