I always have a rough time writing about myself, so this will be excellent practice. Biggest question is – where to begin? Typically, the story begins at the beginning, but seeing as how I am not exactly typical, I prefer to start in fifth grade. Why fifth grade, you ask? Because that is when I remember reading my all-time favorite book, which took me down the path into the make-believe world of non-fiction.

My all-time favorite book is Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. A heart-warming (and heart-wrenching) tale of a boy and his two dogs, and there has never been another book that so completely enthralled me as this book has. I still have the first copy I ever bought of that book, and I have read it so many times that the pages are worn and yellow, with the last page ripped on the corner and no back cover whatsoever. And yet, I can’t bring myself to toss it out or even buy a new one.

In my 30+ years, I have read a plethora of novels, and while I prefer non-fiction in the realm of fantasy (think post-apocalyptic societies, epic battles, magic and mythical creatures), I have tried my fair share of different genres. My ultimate goal in life is to someday be one of those lucky gals who gets to to read the manuscripts that aspiring writers have submitted to the publisher. There is something unbelievably gratifying to have the opportunity to read someone’s story before the rest of the general population – and then to go on and help them bring their publishing dreams to life.

In order to pursue my own dreams, I started this blog as a way to practice. So while I am by no means an expert in writing or someone who has the imagination to create these fanciful tales, I will use this site as a way to practice my writing and editing, as well as provide my insights into some books I have been reading and hopefully engage in some exciting conversations!

While I wait for the stars to align and that perfect job position to land at my feet, I will continue to work in my current position of tech support. Fortunately, I have a wonderful husband and two ridiculous dogs at home to keep me happy and entertained. I definitely wouldn’t have made it this far and be able to continue the trek down the road if it weren’t for my amazing family. Thank you to everyone for joining me on this journey! Let the fun begin!

 

P.S. Yes, my husband is wearing a batman mask and yes I am wearing a tutu. A wedding in Vegas has to be quirky, right?