I began my adult career alternating between motherhood and racing in the legal environment for over 25 years. After spending seven years earning a journalism and writing degree in my 40’s, I realized I had a compilation of non-fiction material everywhere, so deciding it needed to have a voice, I self-published my first book. This was a practice test for me and I had low expectations because honestly, we all have what we would define as our philosophy of life and while this book could be a helpful tool for someone, it was very cathartic to write it. If anything, if someone were to ask me if I had ever written a book yet, I could finally say, “yes.”
I work in a law firm by day, write at night, and used to make wedding cakes for a hobby. My advice to people is to never be a statue–get on that swing again, get your shoes wet in the rain, and hey, you will never know if french fries are good dipped in ice cream unless you try it!
Born into the service life of the Air Force in Louisiana, life has taken me to Idaho, Hawaii, Nebraska, South Dakota, and ultimately to the Midwest where my late father retired. My passion is writing and has been since my early teen years. Why? Because almost everything in life is related to both positive and negative effects of language.
More than anything, I would love to be secluded on a mountain somewhere writing non-stop and maybe I will someday, but for now it’s work by day, write by night. One thing is certain, I have to write non-fiction.
I applaud writers who make language into something artful, meaningful, useful, practical and productive. And to those who use language as a method of expression, they create joy not only for themselves, but for readers as well.