A writer is all I ever wanted to be. I “wrote” my first story before I could actually read, or write. I dictated it to my mom, and she wrote it down. She then folded the sheet of paper into a little quattro, and I illustrated it. My Dad still has it.
I sold the first short story I ever wrote, shortly after I got out of college. I wrote off and on, but sadly I lost most of those early efforts to Hurricane Katrina. My journals, too. I hadn’t wanted to believe it would be that bad. Well, Hemingway also lost all his early stories in a suitcase left at a train station, and ultimately he felt having to start over again made him a better writer.
After a long hiatus post-Katrina and graduate school, I have started writing again. I write science fiction and fantasy. Daughter of Atlas is my first book. The Pono Way is forthcoming.
I am a librarian by trade, and live in New Orleans, LA with my husband and three cats. I am a proud member of the New Orleans Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Circle at the Jefferson Parish Library.