In 1991, I received a check in the mail that I didn't recognize. When I called the distributor, I found out an article I'd written for Procter & Gamble (and forgotten about) had been accepted and the check was payment. And so my writing career began!
Since then, I've written numerous work-for-hire projects and books for several different publishing houses, I've been a magazine editor, won fiction contests, and have served as judge several years for the Pikes Peak Writers fiction contest. I've had two agents and very close calls at three different houses. The first, the editor wanted my book, but then the house merged with another publisher and my editor was out. And so was my project.
My next close call was at one of the Big Five houses in New York. Goose Bumps exciting! But my agent had to quit to take care of her ailing mother. Right in the middle of things! That Big Five editor didn't work with unagented writers, of which I'd suddenly become. Dang! So close. Again.
I was busy homeschooling my quadruplets when my agent had to quit, so I didn't really have the bandwidth to search for another one just then. So I kept writing between math and spelling lessons and science projects, and I put off the agent search for a bit.
A few years ago, I found another agent. But now I'm thinking she fell off the planet. No matter how I try to contact her, I keep getting absolutely nothing.
Recently, I had another close call, waiting several months and hearing there was "buzz" in the house. But alas, in the end, it wasn't "the right fit" for them.
With all the change in the last ten
years in publishing, new possibilities have sprung up and I don't have to wait on agents or publishing houses anymore to decide for me which of my writing I can get out to you. These are exciting times!
With a new book released each of the past five years, I have plenty of offerings for you. Whether you like historical and time travel novels, or thrillers and suspense, I hope you'll give my titles a try.
If you prefer non-fiction, my memoir might be just the thing for you to enjoy.
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However you decide to come on this journey with me, I welcome you and consider you a friend. I wouldn't write if I didn't have people like you to share it with!