Another question I’m asked a lot is “Did you always want to be a writer?”
The quick answer to that question is a resounding NO. I never even thought of being a writer. I’ve always been an avid reader. True story: when I was very young (probably 10), my mom had to go to the the library so she could sign a special form. The special form allowed me into the ADULT section. I’d already read all of the books in the children’s section.
When I went back to school for my college degree at the ripe-old-age of 34, I wanted to be a teacher. I love teaching. I’ve taught in middle schools, high schools, private universities, and public universities. I’ve taught Reading and English. I still teach two mornings a week at my local community college.
In the middle of my teaching career, I landed at a very difficult high school. Frankly, I was miserable. I stayed there for 5 years, and then I knew I needed to make a change. It occurred to me that there was only one other thing I knew a lot about–books. I’d read plenty. Maybe I could write one. The funny thing is that the 9th book I wrote was the first book picked up by a publisher. Some people call me stubborn.
What about you? Have you ever wanted to write a book? Or do you simply love reading them? I’d love to hear from you. And if you have any other questions, feel free to ask them in the comment section.
- Amish Christmas Matchmaker is now available in stores! Look for it at your local Walmart or order on-line. The ebook will be available October 1.
- I have new items in my VC Boutique Store, including dish cloths, fall hats, and a new afghan. Check it out here.
- Dead Wrong, my new Amish cozy mystery, is now available for pre-order. It will release on November 5th, and yes–it will be available at all retailers in both print and ebook.