I've been writing since I was a little girl (Oh come on... it's true at least. I'm no stranger to cliche' so get off my back already!). Looking back at my diary from age eight on - my entries full of story ideas, dialogues, back stories, poetry (really bad poetry), and lots of writing. Most of it was terrible, but I can recall what I was going through when I wrote each piece. I started writing novels in my late teens. Once again - looking back I cringe as I read them, but I can see a glimmer of hope. My first completed Young Adult novel WATERLOGGED was written in the wee hours of the night over two years while my husband was gone for his Marines Corps Reserves duty.
Life got in the way and three beautiful little girls later I have opened myself back to writing. Opened the floodgates is more like it. I finished another Young Adult novel in 2009. NORMAL started as a dream, literally, three years ago. I'm currently slowly testing the waters on querying for agent representation.
I have several other novels in various levels of completion, each fighting to take over and have their stories told. I'm actively working on two manuscripts, a Ghost story geared towards Middle Grade readers, and a contemporary Young Adult about a female hockey player dealing with the fall out after an accident causes the deaths of her boyfriend and her brother.
I spent a lot of years telling myself "can't" - being a mom taught me that "can't" shouldn't be in anyone's vocabulary. Instead, I do.