After winning the first Romantic Times Ann Peach Scholarship in 2009 I went to Orlando, Florida to the Romantic Times Conference and learned about being a writer from the late Judi McCoy. The first thing she told us was to believe that we are writers. She had us shout out, “I am a writer.” Believing you are a writer, setting yourself up to achieve your goals, making a plan and then simply sitting in a chair and writing that is what it takes to turn your dream into a reality.
I joined Romance Writers of America and my local chapter, the Heart of Carolina, attended local writers groups and even started my own group which later got absorbed by PWG.
I am now the chairperson for the Pamlico Writers’ Group. I’ve served since 2012. I love it but it’s exhausting. I’m a better worker than I am a leader, but I love being a part of a group that is trying to be a positive influence in our local writing community. We believe that everyone should feel free to share their work, that PWG is a safe zone.
I embarked on my career as a published author with my first novel “Chrome Pink” and I have gone on to publish four more in that series and start two more series, one, The Harrell Family Chronicles is now complete.
I hope to continue to write until I no longer draw breath. “I am a writer!”