I get my stories from my life experiences and frankly, everywhere. I have a vivid imagination because when I was young, I was encouraged to play and pretend. I was mesmerized by stories my parents, aunts and uncles, and our neighbors used to tell. I think those who have a love of writing are full of ideas for stories. I find when I take the time to meditate and ponder, story ideas come flooding into my mind. As a mental exercise, I once sat down at the computer and decided to write as many story ideas as I could in twenty minutes. I ended up with 44. Of course, not all of them were quality ideas, but out of those ideas two more books were written.
News & Blog
- Reader question: What have been some of the most valuable lessons you have learned working with an editor that you can pass alone to beginning writers? March 25, 2021
- Reader question: Has the writing process changed for you since you have a second book published, with a third and fourth on the way? January 25, 2021
- Reader question: This is a sensitive question for you, I’m sure, but you have “finally arrived in the literary world” how do you feel about it taking so long? July 7, 2020