I have reached a point in my life where I know that to see the things I have dreamed of for so long become a reality, I know I need to act. Dreaming is fine, but living that dream takes work, and taking the steps necessary to see it to fruitation. Those steps are what I have begun to take. For years I contributed to a local paper as in the background I blogged and wrote poetry. Finally those seeds began to grow and my books have evolved from that. My family has understood and encouraged me through all of this. It hasn't been easy working a full time job and writing but then it has been said that nothing worthwhile is ever easy. For now, I work, I am a mother to a wonderful son, I am a wife- I am-a writer, a dreamer, a believer.
As with many others, words especially the written word has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It seems that as soon as I could string words together to create a coherent thought I was writing. It is always an adventure to take simple words and create something special. A new land with new creatures or regular in habitants that do strange, unique or extraordinary things.
My poetry is varied. The inspirational poems are from deep in my heart and soul reaching out in faith, speaking to my Lord, praising Him and recognizing Him as my Savior and giving Him the credit if you will for all the gifts He has given to me. Without the blessings of those gifts I feel that none of what I have done would have been possible. My first collection titled, Blessed is available at Lulu.com and many of the online sites such as Amazon, Books-a-Million and Barnes and Noble, among others.
The secular poetry is my heart reacting to the things I see around me. The effects they have on my mind and heart. At some point I plan on gathering a collection of those together, but there is no time table set yet.
The book, The Legend of Dragon's Doom:a Young Warrior's Vow was a surprise. It began as a writer's prompt poem that just kept growing. It went beyond epic and transformed into a story that grew into a true adventure. An adventure that is not finished yet. The Legend of Dragon's Doom: a young warrior's vow- is a young adult fantasy novel that is filled with adventure, mystery and magic. It is a family friendly book that is enjoyed by all ages. This first book is now available currently at Lulu.com and also available on the online sites.
I am currently working on my memoir dealing with my battle against breast cancer and a collection of short stories.
As it is, I love taking words and creating. I love taking a photograph and putting words to the image. I love and acknowledge that I am--Blessed.