I was 40 before I started writing. It took a back injury and cancer to get me going. It took me almost 12 years to finish my first book, 3 months to finish the 2nd, and 5 months for the third. Of them all, the ones I release last is always my favorite. The poetry book (number2) was written and posted to a site I volunteered on to support people in pain.
I currently have three more books in the works. One is a sequel to D’Annia and two are completely new subjects. I am seriously thinking of writing a sequel to Nancy’s Power. As my first book, that one is like your first baby. All the mistakes are in it but, according to my picky science fiction geek son, it is pretty darn good.
My darling husband of over 42 years has supported me through everything. We have 4 wonderful children and 15 lovely and genius grandchildren. On our time away from family, it is usually ‘glamping’ in our 31 foot travel trailer at local campgrounds. Fishing while there, photography, and just down time are the major components. When we take an extended vacation, a week or more, then I also write. My mind is recharged by the peace around us.