|Louisa May Alcott Wikimedia|
So I concentrated diligently all through high school and year one of college on becoming a Spanish teacher, mostly because my imagination wasn't too broad at that point and I idolized my Spanish teacher. To my young transplanted-Southern self, she seemed like the most sophisticated, got it all under control, successful adult woman I knew. Not only was that career choice not a good idea for yours truly, I chose my college solely because my favorite English teacher had gone there. It was a tiny, elite, fraternity & sorority ruled school in a very remote place, I'd NEVER been away from home, was painfully shy...can we say disaster? Oh, I pulled the grades of course but I...hated...it. Totally not the college's fault.
I'll save the story of how I escaped that Fate for another day (never know what topics my fellow Word Whores are going to throw at me!). Sooo, moving on, after I got married to my high school sweetie, we were a team, he wanted an equal partner in all things so we both went to Long Beach State and I majored in business, which I turned out to have a head for. Me and Melanie Griffith, right? I'll wait... Anyway, I selected that major because I have a pretty practical approach to life (my best friend is laughing his head off right now but I do, just not my own life, ok?)
At any rate, Life happened, as it does, and it wasn't until 2009 that all the right things came together and I started seriously trying to write, to hone my craft, to dream about a second career as a published author. Today, with two books published and three more coming out in the next six months, I'm VERY seriously taking a long view and working toward that wonderful day I can quit the day job and be a fulltime author.
So, that's me!