You asked me to tell your readers a bit about myself, so here goes:
I am a wife of 22 years, mother to two teen boys, office employee and writer. I’ve been writing for over 10 years, and had have been published in magazines both locally and nationally, as well as in a writing reference book. Most recently, my work has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul books, as well as anthologies by Publishing Syndicate. I am writing towards publication in women’s fiction, and have recently started writing fiction for young adults. When I’m not writing (and working, and refereeing teens, and cooking, and…the list goes on), I am a voracious reader, and when I’m not reading or writing, I’m hiking with my kids. I love the outdoors; the more remote a forest, the better.
Jo-Ann asked me if I were queen of the universe what would I do? Aw geez…lemme see…. I would create chocolate that wouldn’t make me fat – same goes for burgers and French fries. I would have the time to read every book I wanted, anytime, and every day would be a ‘great hair’ day.
An Excerpt- from Parenting Lessons I Learned from Apollo 13
New mothers are often perceived as not knowing very
much, and deep down, I was determined to prove those naysayers
wrong. Even though I knew what to expect about the
birthing process and the resulting little one, I also knew I still
had a lot to learn. But my biggest lesson would be to follow my
instincts—with the help of an astronaut.
It was the week before Christmas and I was already two
weeks overdue. My doctor assured me Santa would not have
to make a stop here in British Columbia, Canada, to deliver
our baby. The baby would be born before Christmas. “Don’t
want the little one in the oven TOO long!” he joked with me.
Not Your Mother’s Book….On Being a Parent (Publishing Syndicate, LLC September 2013) – 68 humorous stories about being a parent and raising kids. Find it at amazon.com or www.publishingsyndicate.com