Do you recall how your interest in writing began?
I’ve been writing most of my life whether it be a diary, journal or dabbling in poetry when the mood struck me. In grammar school, I had a poem selected for publication in the school yearbook. I guess you could say it was my first published work.
Around age thirteen, I began a love story in a simple spiral notebook based on a picture I’d drawn depicting a couple, walking arm in arm. Quite the romantic at the time, I continued the story diligently, though, I have no idea what became of it.
Later, in high school, I took journalism and creative writing classes, which I absolutely loved. I always had a fruitful imagination and this allowed me to follow my muse.
What are your current projects?
I am in the process of writing Curse of the Marimé, a gothic mystery novel chock full of gypsy lore, wolves, and shape shifting. It is the first in a planned series.
I am also actively seeking publication of my first crime novel, Dancing on the Edge, and editing with E-Press Online.
Have you ever had an experience with wolves, or perhaps your dog in some odd way?
One of the premises of my work in progress, Curse of the Marimé, is telepathic communications with a wolf. Pita, the Protagonist, finds herself linked to a wolf that tells her secrets and protects her from things she does not yet understand.
I truly believe communication is possible at some level with the animal world if we, humans, would just open our minds to it. In this particular area, my expertise would be of the canine variety of our furry, four-legged friends.
I had many dogs in my childhood years. Since I married, I have had two wonderfully communicative Shelties. Kazzy, my first little guy, got sick and passed on five years ago.
As I said, canines speak to humans in so many ways. We are all too familiar with those soulful eyes gazing up at you when they want something or the titillating excited greeting we get when we come home, even if we’ve only been gone ten minutes. How about the slap of a paw when they want you to get something for them, or they just want your attention? These are all common communications.