A Little Bit About Me
Let me first introduce myself. I am a forty-eight-year old female author who lives smack-dab in the middle of Texas – Duncanville, to be precise. I’ve been married for 500 years and have five kids, ranging in age from 28 to 10 (yep – I know what you’re thinking!). I even have twelve grandkids, with number thirteen on the way (although I must admit I’m nowhere near old enough!).
Life Story in a Nutshell
My story is as follows: I married my high school sweetheart at the ripe age of 18 (which is before the age of reason, but it worked out anyway). I was supposed to grow up to be a well-educated, social-working author who would be saving the world by the age of 25. Instead, life took over, and ……..
I’ve spent most of my time over the last 30 years raising kids and working to put food on the table. Not to knock raising kids – not in the least. That’s the most important job out there – bar none. And of course, putting food on the table was, and still is, pretty high up on the priority list too.
But instead of going to a university, I attended that much underrated School of Hard Knocks (and if you’re an alumnus of that school, you KNOW what I mean.) Learned a lot! When I was 28 I decided that even though I couldn’t be working in the field as a social worker (missed that boat), I could damn well get started on my writing career (well, whenever the kids were asleep, which wasn’t very often).
Being A Writer
My first novel was about three friends, all female, with the central theme of being a frustrated wife and mother (when I wrote the first line I’d just put one of the kids to bed crying, and had the incessant wailing in the background as my motivational anthem). Well, the novel took me three years to write and was a total bust – I had quite a lot to learn.
After that book was appropriately cremated, then buried, I started my new “destined-to-be-Pulitzer-prize-winning” bestseller. It was a tough road; I struggled through two more kids, and a myriad of kid-problems. Again, learned a lot. The novel was put on hold more times than I could count. But I finally made it through, and after ten years, finished my masterpiece , Is Harvey Dunne?.
Is Harvey Dunne?
I wrote this outstanding masterpiece for Harvey Dunne, and all those like him, who can’t find comfort in their own skin, in a world where the world NORMAL carries too much importance.
My imprint is KLR, and Is Harvey Dunne? has now been published and is currently available on Amazon, both paperback and Kindle versions.
I’m currently working on a novel for the devoted mothers of the world who might wonder what it’s like to escape to someone else’s life for just a bit. What if….???? If it sounds like fun, stay tuned.
In the Future:
I’ve also begun what I think of as a memoir, but leans to the self-help book variety. How does one get through marriage and kids, without jumping off a cliff? I’ll share examples from my life, and what I’ve learned over the years.
Blog- You Don’t Say…
I post about random issues. Some are funny, some are sad, some are painful. Most are about kids and family.
If you’d like to send me a line, I’d love to hear from you. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.