I write stories
Stories about love, about despair... about that explosion of joyous happiness that makes you want to hug the bus driver. About that desperate nameless sadness that burns in your chest when you look up at a night sky filled with the brilliant sparks of a million stars.
Yeah stuff like that.
I find beauty in chaos and in the way the Earth claims her own back. One day I hope we find the way to balance our courageous fierce convictions with our gentle compassionate love. At least that’s what my characters try to do, in whatever world their feet may take them.
That is the power of all the words in all the books in all the libraries ever written – to go to places that exist ‘beyond the fields we know’…
... not why, but why not?
I believe we should remain humble in the face of all we do not understand.
I believe we should listen more than talk.
I believe we should exercise our wisdom and our kindness.
I believe we were made to dream... all of us.
Live, adapt, repeat ...
Starting life off as a scientist I was trained to treat writing as a tool for explaining and reporting findings. Although I earned a living writing and editing technical and scientific material, I kept my other writing very much in the closet. There was always a part of me that whispered that it was not a worthy pursuit, that it was not serious.
Perhaps there was some truth to the voice, but the need to keep writing was stronger. Certainly it never stopped me from reading my romance, science fiction and fantasy novels. It was only after many years that I realized that I was writing my own stories, re-writing endings, re-portraying characters, re-plotting adventures. So, I started writing Regency Romance, one of my favourite subgenres, but with a paranormal element. I also write short stories for the environs of the Long Night Cafe.