|first sketch of "Fred"|
|working on book 2 cover|
|book 1 cover|
Then I published my first novel and had a lot of fun with it, but still answered the label question with "Teacher, Mom, Wife, etc." Until my husband and I were filling out a form and he listed my occupation. He put Writer. I questioned it. After all, I've spent more than I have made, writing. "He said, It is what makes you happy, right?" Right. And hopefully it also, sometimes, makes other people happy too.
|The land of my dreams.|
I have already finished the sequel to Duffy Barkley is Not a Dog, and sent Duffy Barkley: Seek Well to the printer and a proof copy is winging its way to me.
Now I am 20,000 words into a story called "Double Time on The Oregon Trail" about two 15 year old girls, traveling across the United States and communicating over 150 years between them. I am hoping to write several other Double Time stories, but this first one was begun when my high school senior was in fourth grade. If not for NaNoWriMo, none of the books I had in my head would ever make it to paper.