I'm a BOI (born on the island) of Galveston, TX, and lived there with my family...one younger sister, Harriette, and one dachshund who believed she could fly... until a went to the U. of CO. Galveston was a very safe place to grow up. Someone always knew where you were...and told your mother...and you could only go so far before you fell, or drove, into the Gulf of Mexico.
I lived through several hurricanes there, the last being Carla. I watched Katrina being tracked and knew she would turn right, right into New Orleans. I thought I was finished with hurricanes when we moved to Georgia, but no, they followed me.
I was a reporter for The Galveston News and The Oklahoman and Times in Oklahoma City. It was great fun, challenging, and fed my curiosity.
Curiosity,and an imagination,are absolutely necessity for any kind of writing. Some kids go to bed with a flashlight to read under the covers. I turned off the lights and made up stories to tell myself.
While I had terrible history teachers in high school, I had fabuloous English/literature teachers. But I was surprised to find myself writing YA historical fiction. I love the research and putting characters in settings that challenge both of us.
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Region: Southern Breeze (Alabama/Georgia)
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