My first story, written and illustrated by me, was about a grey skwurl who only ate krakrs. Squirrels and crackers were important in my young life.
Now my stories involve people, not squirrels, and great food, not crackers.
But I remain grateful to my grade one teacher, Miss Edge, for her encouragement.
Growing up, my writing was confined to school projects. But I scribbled countless stories in notebooks during boring classes!
Later, with a young family, I wrote twenty books for young readers.
Later still, I had a chance to write for a bi-weekly journal. I loved it!
Had I known sooner, I would have been a journalist.
While working in Special Ed, I wrote three easy to read books for kids who struggle with reading. From there I wrote twenty books for young readers: adventure to mystery, sci-fi to history.
Recently I changed focus again. My characters now are as old as me. Even older!
Ageism aside, they remain just people.