What’s not to love about the written word? Everyone craves “getting lost” in a great novel or short story. The best writings do far more than entertain us. Memorable novels make readers feel and think long after the covers close, or the e-reader is powered down.
I’ve loved books and writing all my life. In early elementary school, my first best friend, Karen, and I anticipated the Book Mobile’s visit to our neighborhood each week. By the time I reached junior high school, I’d read many of the classics. A few remain my favorite books to this day. In high school, I began writing original short stories and poetry.
For me, becoming a writer was inevitable. Recently, I’ve added personal essays and a complete novel to my repertoire. In late 2017, I started writing another novel that will be completed soon.
I’m a member of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the Write Practice and the James River Writers. JRW is located in Richmond VA, near my home. When I’m not writing or working my day job, I enjoy watching classic television programs and movies, listening to music, or reading with my beloved tortie, Hannah, nearby.
Favorite Novels: To Kill a Mockingbird, Rebecca, East of Eden, Wuthering Heights, Charlotte’s Web, Black Beauty, Lord of the Flies, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and The Accidental Tourist.
Favorite Writers: The authors who wrote my favorite novels, plus Anne Patchett, Amy Tan, J. R. R. Tolkien, Eudora Welty, Robert Frost and Emily Dickenson.
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