As to who I am…I am a writer. But I’m also a singer, a theatre aficionado, a movie buff, a T.V. fan and a daytime drama supporter. You could say that I am an entertainment girl at heart. I thoroughly enjoy all forms of artistic expression, especially when there’s a story to tell.
What started as a need to put my teenage emotions into context quickly shifted from journaling to screenwriting thanks to a love of Shakespeare and the daytime drama industry. I’d take characters, storylines, or plot ideas from my favorite shows and either re-tell a story the way in which I THOUGHT it should happen or project ahead and guess where a certain storyline would go. While what I was creating is now dubbed fan fiction or spec scripts for those TV-writers-in-waiting, I just called them “skits” for lack of a better term.
In the past two decades, I’ve completed a full-length play, pieces of various screenplay ideas and numerous personal essays. I find that I’m drawn to using dialogue as a primary way to convey a story. Life’s a conversation and we, as the characters creating the plot, are the ones progressing the story along.
The culmination of all my writing finally took form in a Young Adult novel, a blend of fairy tale, genealogy, and the creative arts. What started as a writing prompt from my local writers’ group turned into a story that held my attention, pulled me to continue, and created inspiration and excitement to see this venture through. I am journeying on towards the next phase of this author’s life as I turn the completed content into a published work.
It’s my sincere hope that my writing spurs thoughtful discussion, inspires individual creativity, and motivates others to continue their own dialogue.