A Little About My Background

I started writing seriously in 2011 after my sister persuaded me to attend a meeting of SCBWI, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

She had been attending herself, and kept nagging me to come. Finally I did. She told me later that if I had not gone that time, she was never going to mention it to me again. But I went, and there I met author Kay Kudlinski, and joined her critique class.

That's when the ball started to roll. Joining the critique group was the single most important action in my writing career. Ever since, I've been writing young adult and middle grade novels, putting them in front of my critique group, revising, and improving my craft.

Before focusing on writing children's novels, I worked as a software developer in the telecom industry for seventeen years, then developed and operated an online ordering service for pizza shops, and for a few years I wrote custom poems on demand for any and all occasions.

Now I plan to focus on my writing, work through the query process and eventually be published. So far it has been a long and thrilling process with enough ups and downs to make it a first class roller coaster ride. But I think I'll get there in the end.

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Why I Write

I always wanted to write. But like thousands who say that, I didn't do anything about it. Not until 2011.

What happened in 2011