I’d like to be able to say I always wanted to be a writer, but the truth is I thought it looked like a lot of hard work. Life, however, sometimes leads us down paths we never intended to take.
So how did I get started?
From the very beginning, my parents encouraged my love of books. When a Grade One teacher suggested I wrote too many “thrillers,” my mother, an English teacher, said I could write – and read – whatever I wanted. My high school English teachers later backed her up on that. In university, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Anthropology. At the time it was a whim, but it’s amazing how much that little piece of paper has benefited me over the years. Researching the history of civilizations has led to many intriguing world-building possibilities.
I started off writing fantasy for women–I like the romantic element, but I also really love being able to create my own worlds (leading back to that useful degree). I still write fantasy for women, but I’ve added contemporary romance to the mix.
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
~ Stephen King