How I Became an Author?
In the ’90s, I collected quotes and made a perpetual calendar with garden quotes. My goal was to create beautiful books and stationery. I had sent my writings and ideas to companies through Writer’s Digest. I received a call in the fall of 1999, and I worked with an editor at Brownlow Publishing in Texas. I developed a small book entitled 75 Ways to Calm Your Soul, which was published in 2000.
I knew nothing of marketing and sold to friends and family. As a result, I was bit by the bug. I entered contests and continued to write, developing stories. I collected rejection letters and blistering comments from contest readers, but I took their advice and kept going.
I retired from teaching in the fall of 2014, and I wrote every day on the Redwood Series, producing four complete manuscripts. By 2019, I decided to self-publish Porcelain White. The next obstacle was to teach myself the technology needed to submit to Amazon.
In October of 2019, the first book in the Redwood Frontier Series, Porcelain White, was released. In October of 2020, the second book, Emerald Green, was released on Amazon. I am learning to market and navigate social media, but honestly, I would rather be writing.