August 22, 2013
At heart, I'm a writer of literary/women's fiction ... no other genre seems to feel right to me as a writer, and I'm in love with book-length prose.
The novel I'm currently rewriting (again!) is literary/women's fiction, a dual storyline that explores the inexplicable connections we sometimes feel with others (especially women as pseudo-mothers and daughters) and how families are often defined through foster parenting, adoption, and other unconventional means. The complex, mysterious, and emotional storylines of the two protagonists take the reader through twelve years of painful truths, unimaginable loss, and incredible joy, eventually coming together in an unexpected and poignant way.
I've been reading since I was three, and writing followed soon after. I remember starting to write my first novel at age eight (so ambitious!), but not actually writing my true first novel until I was thirty. That "practice novel" will never be published, but I have much higher hopes for the second (shared above)! I've always had what I call a writer's soul, and I've loved to write my entire life. More novels are floating around inside me, but in the meantime, I take great pride working as a professional book doctor—editing and designing books and providing writing services for my author clients. Authors make up a diverse and rich community, and it is a joy to be part of it. :-)
I hope to publish my novel in 2014, follow it with a sequel, and then continue to write novels into my golden years. :-)
I'm a novelist and professional book doctor—editor, book designer, handholder, and self-publishing facilitator—who takes writers by the hand as their trusted partner to produce books that rival or exceed traditional house publications. :-)