I started writing fiction at the age of forty-five. It wasn’t easy for me since my formal training is in science education. Lab reports are written very differently than novels or at least they’re supposed to be, though some of my students never fully understood that concept.
I made it my goal to be published by the time I retired from teaching. It took a lot of work and dedication, but four weeks after I taught my last day in the high school, I received “the call” from Leah Hultenschmidt of Dorchester Publishing. An extremely exciting day, that was. My agent, Sharene Martin-Brown of Wylie- Merrick Literary agency took over the negotiations while I spent a great deal of time squealing.
Always having had a love for all things historical, it seemed only fitting that I fell into that genre. So now I write in my two- story Victorian home on our seventy- acre farm in Ohio. I have a Maltese who provides literary critique and a husband who provides inspiration. Each of my heroes has some part of my husband’s personality, which may be why I love them so much. I have two grown children, both of whom have made me very proud, and I have a new grand daughter who shares my rocking chair with me.
It’s tough duty, but someone has to do it.