It happened over time. My father instilled in me a love of literature at an early age by reading chapters from The Wizard of Oz, Robinson Crusoe and other classics. I soon began creating my own stories, and eventually began writing them down. A teacher noticed my storytelling ability when I was twelve, and his encouragement helped me identify a desire to write novels. On my own initiative, I read dictionaries, grammar books, and encyclopedias to expand my knowledge base and to learn story structures and the elements of the writing. As an adult I completed more formal training in writing.
DawnSinger, first novel in my Tales of Faeraven epic fantasy series, released with Harbourlight Books in 2012.
In my spare time I read, garden, and find adventures with my family in the great outdoors. I dream of owning a horse, exploring all the national parks, and visiting European castles. To learn more about my life, books, travels, and research, sign up to explore CreativeWorlds.