1. Tell us about yourself and your writing journey.
I'm a mother of little kids and I write, so I don't do anything particularly exciting anymore, besides try to fix plot problems in my head while I clean up shattered glasses of chocolate milk on the floor while someone announces that her sibling stinks because the potty training isn't going so well, all the while convincing myself that ignoring the dishes piled up beside the sink is simply an ingenious homeschooling project--what better way to observe, experiment with, and talk about ants!?
Yep, I did that today....I know you envy me. :)
As to my writing journey, it started because diapers and patty-cake wasn't exercising my brain. If I'd known how hard writing was to get right and make everyone happy, I might have bought some more logic puzzle magazines! But as hubby said, if I didn't write, I'd have found something else to do late at night, so I'm good--and I can't seem to stop any more......
So that's when I started my most popular blog ever (which shames all my other blogs with the amount of page views it still gets everyday though I've quit really putting anything on it about 2 years ago). You can peruse the archives at Making Do with the Not so New if you're so inclined to see what I make out of discards basically.
So lesson? Be careful what you say to teens, they do listen no matter how much they look like they aren't . . . . and it can affect their sock wearing choices forever.
Love by the Letter is the romance story I made up for the neighbors in A Bride for Keeps.
Everett is skeptical a cultured woman like Julia could be happy in a life on the plains, while Julia, deeply wounded by a past relationship, is skittish at the idea of marriage at all. When, despite their hesitations, they agree to a marriage in name only, neither one is prepared for the feelings that soon arise to complicate their arrangement. Can two people accustomed to keeping their distance let the barricades around their hearts down long enough to fall in love?
You're welcome, Melissa. I know I can't wait to read my copy of each of these. Congratulations on this achievement.
Pull up a chair and stay for a bit to ask Melissa some questions.