Years later I threw caution to the wind, followed my heart, and began writing. When my first book hit the shelves, I was sure fame and truckloads of money wasn’t too far behind. Imagine my surprise when the first royalty check arrived, and I found myself bobbing for change between couch cushions so I could purchase a much-promised celebratory pizza for my children. The dream of becoming the next Jessica Fletcher didn’t come to fruition either. I do well to solve what’s-that-smell in a Durango full of sweaty boys after soccer practice, and the only case I’ve cracked is tracking down a box of my missing books (courtesy of Fed-Ex) a day before a book signing.
But I adore writing. Through my stories, imagination allows me to create new places, people, and share the adventures. Meeting and interacting with the public (especially the kids) has always been one of greatest perks (in my opinion) of being an author; even when I’m shopping in the toilet paper aisle of Target™, a fan recognizes me and announces (in a very loud voice) that I use the ultra-plush mega-pack, the same as her.
I contemplated many careers when I was younger and made several life changes. I’m asked often if I could time-travel, would I become a coach, something I actively pursued many years ago. Coaching was a dream, but writing…writing has my heart—it's my passion.
Interested in knowing more about me, those itty-bitty personal details that few, outside of family and friends, are privy to? Tune in tomorrow, 9 AM CST for my interview with hosts Tony Gambone and Sharon Williams.