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I've been creating characters and conflicts since 1994.
Characters are often based in part on "real people." We've all encountered memorable people: those with odd mannerisms, unusual views, or a terrific sense of humor. These quirks are what make individuals distinctive, and I hope I never stop blending my observations into new mixtures.
Storylines - These stem partially from plot ideas I have brewing, then get refined by the characters themselves. I smile when asked how do I come up with ideas...EVERYTHING gives me ideas. I'm always daydreaming & mentally spinning tales out of intriguing soundbites on the news, a film or other author's book, events I witness...you name it. Many of these bits & pieces I'll save to weave into a book someday. Many I'll cast aside, but it's all like seashells on the beach. I'm forever beach combing!
I'm very happily married and raising children. Besides working on my own books, I critique online for a handful of other writers, compose articles, judge contests, and participate in book signings or workshops as well as donating books to the local library. I believe in nurturing and helping others in the craft and giving back some of the blessings I've received.
Why do I write fiction?
For me fiction is a therapeutic way of coping with the realities of life. In my romance novels, the course of love will be bumpy--but ultimately worth the price of any personal sacrifice. In a fictional world of my making, pain or suffering serve a purpose. Devotion, kindness, belief in the inherent goodness of the human heart are inevitably rewarded.
Real life can be incomprehensible: cruel, unpredictable, meting out random events where we can find no sense of justice.
A friend once complimented me on being a survivor. She said that no matter what Life dealt me, I coped. I persevered. She talked about the legacy I leave to my children by example.
My books are the true legacy. May you find humor, courage, or hope in them for years to come.