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About meWhy does anyone become a writer? Damned if I know!
And yet, I’ve been doing just that for as long as I have conscious memory – writing and reading.
I have always lived in the universes I’ve created in my head, and when old enough to learn how to do it, have written about those places, those alternative existences.
Combined with a desire to lead many different lives (which God knows if carried far enough lands one in a padded cell) is a love of the language, the subtle, complex, beautiful words, sentences, paragraphs. There is a rhythm in each of us, I believe – a circadian rhythm that times our existence, that sings through our brains and cells. And if one loves to write, that cadence is reflected in the style and unique voice put on a page.
When I read a paragraph I’ve just composed, if the ebb and flow of the words, the pauses, the shape of the sentence is off, I get this itch in the middle of my back and it stays there until needed changes are made.
For me, stringing words together in a coherent pattern is a drive, a compulsion, an act of creation. For me, it’s like breathing.
Now, the characters – Fitzwilliam and Martha McCain, Benny and Cain Crown, Andrew Berenger and his Rose Snowdon, and all the others existing in the books written and those still to come… Within a very short time each one of them develops a life of his or her own. They grow and change and often divert the direction of the story off into a place this hapless author never intended!
With very few exceptions, I’ve come to love these people, suffer with them, want the best for them, and learn from them. I even, on occasion, consult with them when I have a life problem of my own to solve.
Leaving aside the worlds I imagine, my own life has been, in large part, lovely. I had exceptional parents and grandparents who loved me just the way I was. I have a brother whose quality of mind and generosity of spirit enriches every day. I found the one remarkable man I wanted to marry and have happily loved him, adventured with him, fought with him, made love with him for over forty years. We have four children who light our world to glory with their combination of good sense, kindness, and joie de vivre. And they all married people of the same exceptional quality.
Out of these marriages have come six granddaughters (don’t get me started or this will never end) and one grandson. (That special, lone boy will either grow up to be a consummate and endlessly creative lover of women, or he will flee to a monastery in Tibet! Only time will tell.)
In short, I am a very lucky woman – I’m under no illusions about how lucky. And if any of you read the books I’ve written, I hope they bring you as much pleasure as they have me.


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