I’m married with two children. In my life B.C. (before children) I was a Ph.D. scientist under a different name who did bench research. I also love writing and story structure.
I quit work to stay home for raising our kids, and figured I finally had the time to write a novel. While writing, I was surprised at how difficult it was to get the words down because I’d never suffered from nonfiction writer’s block. It wasn’t laziness, but a pervasive frustration that, while my writing was “good,” the story itself wasn’t working.
After finishing my novel (through sheer grit) I decided to scientifically study story structure so my next novel wouldn’t be so difficult. Along this side road I was amazed at how deep and consistent was story structure. I wrote another book with a step-by-step plan for writing a novel.
I signed with my dream agent but sadly things went south. Then our family was knocked with a crisis that killed my ability to write fiction for a long time. So I learned how to self-publish and the ride was and continues to be wild-and-crazy. I’ve since created a small publishing company to both traditionally publish and help other authors self-publish.
Almost ten years later, I’m cutting back on publishing and returning to writing… so many ideas popping in my head! But my path has gone through more than writing. I have many stories:
- my husband and children
- my science journey
- my faith journey (becoming a Christian)
- chronic illness journey
- writing journey
- publishing journey
- greyhound journey
- eating better journey
… and hopefully many more to come! Keep stopping by because I want to make this small piece of cyber-real estate a place where we can exchange ideas and be encouraged. What do you like to do? What do you think about? Maybe we can have a conversation!
I’m currently working on my next novel and have been finding lots of tricks to get the words down. I also have a Healthy-Eating book to help busy moms lose weight while keeping the family happy with food they like coming out this summer.
You can check out my books on Amazon!
My first novel, A LEVER LONG ENOUGH, combines my loves of technology and derring-do with the universal longing for transcendent truth. I believe there is a rational basis for this longing. Lever is about a small military team that travels back in time to film the theft of Jesus’ body from the tomb.
Writers Block, THE STORY TEMPLATE: CONQUER WRITER’S BLOCK USING THE UNIVERSAL STRUCTURE OF STORY I wrote simply for myself to codify what I’d come up with. I’m surprised and gratified at how many people have found it and seem to find it helpful!
I can be reached through the contact form on this website. Feel free to drop me a note — I’d love to hear from you!