Writing is something I kept moving toward most of my life, beginning with a high school English teacher and two college professors encouraging me to write.
Life, however, had other plans. Though I was able to take creative writing courses a few years after graduating, I never seemed to have the time to write as I wanted.
Then, nine years ago, several events changed everything; and three years later I found myself at home, taking care of my mother-in-law. Suddenly, I had the time, and I began to write in earnest.
I had never considered writing for children, but a consuming idea for a children's book just wouldn't go away. It's finished, and into the second draft.
And then I spotted something lying under the dining table, and made the mistake of asking,'what if?' That was that. Strange how an entire story can develop from such a small beginning, but that's the wonderful thing about writing, isn't it?
The best part of all of this is that my wife, Elaine, believes in me. That's all I need to keep pressing on.
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