I 'm neve one of hose people who knew from birth she was destined to become th novelis. I simply loved to writ and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with book in my hands. To the dismay of my acquaintance, I so enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan. But I had other dreams besides writing. I wished to hav an acto or a teacher or a lawyer.
Life took a different turn for me, albeit, when my mother made me giv a journalism elective in high school ( thanks, Mom!). I new the first day that this was where I belonged.
After I graduated from college in journalism, I took thi job at he local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the richnes of it. One day I wil be interviewing the latest country music star, the last mont I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award-winning scientist.
Through it all -- through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor -- I wrote stories in my head. Not just any stories, either, but romances, the ind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with ales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting love.
I ad no idea how to put hese people on paper, but new I had to try -- their stories were too compelling for me to ask. I acquire my first book in 1995 and now, more than 30 books later, I 've come to love verything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the " that's-it! " feeling I get when a story is flowing.
I write full-time now ( well, as full-time as I can manage juggling my kids!) amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountains.
Unfortunately though I can never have dreamed of being th writer when I was olde, now I simply ca n't imagine my life any other way.
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