As a kid, my mom and I would watch classic movies on TV. The images I saw inspired me to create intricate scenes in my head until the story was done. I remember being seven or eight and not falling asleep because my story wasn’t done.
Over the years, I wrote romantic comedies.
Then, one day I woke up with a vision of a boy waking up in front of his house, only a head on a mysterious metallic base. I thought… who would like a crazy story about a boy who had his body stolen? So, I ignored it for a few months. But it kept haunting me, so I had to write it. And when I did, kids disappeared for hours reading it all the way through. And the kids I met at school readings were so full of wonder, acceptance and excitement.
I was hooked on writing for kids.
My own wonderful kid is turning seventeen in a month. Next year, she wants to leave me to go away to university. Sigh… I guess I gotta get a life. I'm an IM Compliance Analyst at NAV CANADA and have written three middle grade novels on the bus to work. My dream is to one day write beside a lake, in my own cottage, surrounded by family and friends.
Member since 2011
Region: Canada: East
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