I was born in December, in Scotland, raised in France and proclaimed queen before I was a week old. Oops, sorry! That was Mary Queen of Scots. I was actually born with a vivid imagination and a grand desire to tell stories. All sorts of stories. Discovering the joy of reading in the fifth grade opened my world and I began a love affair with the written word that continues to this day.
Being raised by practical parents who taught me that hard work was the key to achieving any dream, I parlayed my love of books into a wonderful career. Librarianship. Since by nature I had to be different, I became a business librarian but was soon lured away from the library by the call of the accountant and spent several years as a financial consultant and marketing analyst.
Fortunately I was rescued from this high-pressured life of constant work and fantastic financial reward by a handsome, charming man who promised me greater personal happiness and fulfillment if I married him and moved to New Jersey.
New Jersey? Hmmm, now that was a tough decision. However he proved to be correct. We got married, had two incredible sons and I started thinking about my love of books. And my desire to write stories. I went back to the library, this time the public library, and got serious about my writing.
The lessons of my childhood served me well. Hard work, persistence and a bit of luck paid off big. If you've seen any other part of my web page, you already know the happy ending to my story.