I'm an author, artist, and avid reader with eclectic taste in books. Currently, I'm reading the last three books of the Sookie Stackhouse series as well as When Paris Went Dark (which I'm reading with my husband but since he reads less than I do, I have to fill in my reading time with other books).
I started writing seven years ago because I had an elderly dog who didn't want to go outside in the summer and work in the garden. In an effort to spend time with her, I dragged my laptop into the living room and wrote Elementary Magic while giving her belly rubs. I read most of that book aloud to her and since she seemed to like it, I kept writing. It took me a while to get up the courage to publish it, but since I took that bold move, I've written four other books and several short stories.
Life is hard enough sometimes, so I keep my books light and fun. I want to take my readers out of their own worlds and bring them someplace where they can get to know new characters who don't have perfect lives, either. As my readers journey through the story with me, I want them to laugh a little, learn a little, and most of all just escape for a few hours. For me, that's the joy of a good book.
You can check out my blog at www.therapywriting.wordpress.com for updates on what I'm working on and other random musings about life in general.