Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Day 2: Crossing Oceans' Launch Week and a Mother's Day Contest


Were books a big part of your life growing up? If so, what books would you say influenced you most as a child?

Oh my yes! I always had my nose in a book. My parents used to have to force me outside to play. The world inside books was just so much more interesting than my life. I loved fairy tales above all when I was young, then as I grew a little, I moved on to Hardy Boys and A Wrinkle in Time, and then (cringe I know) V.C. Andrews and eventually Stephen King. Oh yeah, I also loved to read the medical dictionary. I guess looking back, I was destined to be a writer/nurse.

Did you always have the inclination to write, or did that desire come later in life?

I knew writing came easier for me than most. In high school, everyone would cringe to get an essay question, while I cheered. It wasn't until I was grown and a nurse that I thought about giving writing a try. I don't recall what sparked the idea I might try it. I just knew I needed to make some money while staying home to raise my baby. I thought writing would be a quick and easy way to make some cash. Ha!

As someone who came from a broken home, do you think that played any part in your choosing writing? Did you perhaps find it cathartic or an escape?

Read the answer and the rest of the interview HERE.

Don't forget to enter the contest. Rules HERE.