I am a mother of three adult children and one granddaughter, who all live in the US. All of the crazy things I've done over the years with my kids have given me lots of ideas for stories. A friend of mine who loves to listen to me tell them said, "Why don't you write these down and sell them?" So here I am.
I retired in 2007 from teaching in a technical field. This means I'm very left-brained, but I'm working on developing the right half! I love puzzles and fixing things. Right now I've gotten into 3-D sudoku. See what I mean?
I've been published in the technical field but not in the children's market. (Although one of my publications was on developing scientific interest in children.)
I have so many things "ready" to be published, but I'm very overwhelmed by the process. If anything, this will be my downfall.
What are you working on at the moment?
Just finishing up a course at Institute for Children's Literature. My final piece is a chapter book for middle grade readers. It's a fantasy set in the mythical dual-kingdom of Rivalia, and is called "The Kidnapping of Uncle Thindrake".
What is the most important thing you learned about writing or illustrating this year?
show, don't tell
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