Storytelling has always been part of my internal makeup. It seems like since I was a little blind girl I've always wanted to write and would constantly weave stories in my head. Stories that were fed by fables of magical realism, myths and folklore. I spent a good part of my teenage years daydreaming about "what if's" and forming characters in my mind. Eventually I stopped just listening to my character's voices grumbling in my head and started putting their adventures to paper.
They're quite persistent. I love them all from their first whispering pleas to speak to the roar of the characters that simply won't be denied their voice. I write for myself. I author and create my worlds for my characters.
I've been seriously writing since 2001. My first love for reading will always be historicals, but that's not what I normally find myself writing. My first story was a children's tale. Shortly after, I listened to the characters in my head and wound up writing contemporaries, and paranormals. Now, four years later I'm exploring not only Indiana's history in a historical, but the future in a fantasy as well.
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