What has your background been before you starting writing?
During my rebel years, I was expelled from ballet classes… it wasn’t a school for comedic ballet, and sadly my sense of humour was not appreciated there. What’s a toddler to do? I grew taller and better at climbing trees.
How were you introduced to writing?
Hmm, I don’t think we were ever formally introduced. I’ve been intrigued by the power of lines on paper and the mysterious nature of books since forever. Of course, it’s almost impossible for illiterate toddlers to find dictation-taking, question-answering minions, especially at 3 am – I hear cats often have the same problem.
Anyway, according to my mother, becoming a fluent reader or developing even entry-level penmanship skills would require outrageous things like time, patience, persistence and practice! She was right about that and a whole heap of other things that no rebel toddler ever wants to hear.
I guess the truth is the truth, whether we like it or not is beside the point.
What was the one thing that impressed you the most about becoming an author?
I was impressed by my own ignorance once again it was far more immense than I knew.
How is your writing making a difference for you right now?
It reminds me that what is unseen is greater than what is seen.
As a child, what was your relationship with books?
I LOVED books! Actually, I’ve tried to write a piece about why I love books for my website more than once. Five words disappear into ten thousand words; into twenty thousand… apparently, my love for books knows no word count. Either that or I really just need to practice the art of writing articles a lot more
Do you believe books can change the world?
I suspect they already have…
What do you hope people will take away from your writing?
I want readers to know how rich THIER imagination is. I want them to be inspired to use their creativity and their gifts more.
Has Share Your Story helped you in any way?
Although I only discovered Share Your Story recently, it has been helpful. I enjoyed the spirit of enthusiasm in the Facebook group at the start of this year – one can probably never underestimate the immense benefits of connecting with other positive, creative people.
What results have you experienced, good or bad, about being a part of the publishing industry?
I’m thrilled to be a part of such a fantastic industry. I feel like I’ve found my tribe so to speak and I love that there is so much to learn.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I suppose we all have the power to change the world, some of us change it a little some of us change it a lot, either way, we all make an impact. If there is one thing in the world that stands alone on a singular plane, so much so that the changing of it would not effect unexpected changes elsewhere, I’m not sure that changing it would be desirable. However, as I’m not a philosopher but rather a writer of nonsense, I couldn’t possibly answer this without first attending a sock puppet party in a broccoli forest with cheese sticks in my ears.