I have always been a reader. I love books, all the characters you meet, grow to love or hate, and the exciting places stories take you.
I started to dabble in writing while working as a Paramedic/Firefighter in Northern California.
Trust me, it’s not like it appears on TV. There was plenty of time for books, mostly reading them.
I didn't seriously start writing until I moved to a ranch in Oregon. While waiting for lambs to be born in the middle of the night, I would head back to the house for an hour or two and sit down at the computer. Before I knew it, I had a book. It wasn't good, needed lots of work, but I learned a few things along the way.
I got involved with critique groups and went to writer's conferences. I was on the fast track to learning.
The dabbling became more serious when worlds and characters screamed for—no—demanded attention. So, I wrote my first manuscript. Then I wrote a second, a third, a fourth, and a fifth.
Wow! Didn’t know I had it in me!