Out of all of Jill’s questions, I wanted to answer this one the most, but I realized I already wrote about it in my short story memoir anthology, Home Avenue. What I didn’t mention in my memoir is that I lived in a small village that was nestled right next to a bustling metropolis called, Chicago. We had the feel of a small town community with lots of people who knew (and helped) each other, while also having the perks of a city where everything we needed was nearby.
2) Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
Not Europe or any place exotic. Vancouver. The mountains and ocean there look majestic in pictures.
3) What are some of the events in your life that made you who you are?
This one could get very long, deep and personal, so I’ll share in brief. In my thirties, I went through a difficult time with infertility. The struggle had me questioning everything I thought I knew about myself, God and life. I went through a deep inner search, and it changed me into who I am today. I wrote a little about it on my blog, here.
Thank you for taking the time to read my slot on Jill’s summer series. I don’t like to write posts longer than 500 words, and many of you read about me here before. So, I thought I’d share briefly about what I like to write on my blog and in my books.
My writing has a little something to do with the question number three above. I’m a huge believer in inner journeys. If my fictional characters aren’t doing inner journeys (in Whit’s End), then they are usually struggling with inner turmoil until they do. Sometimes they take that journey, sometimes they don’t. Not everyone knows they need personal growth and may never find themselves. I like to show juxtapositions between the two.
My blog’s subtitle is Inquire, Inspire, Aspire. I used Inquire to mean inquiring inward. Inspire is meant to inspire others by sharing our experiences, strength and hope. Aspire is meant to reach personal goals and growth.
I’m fascinated with the human mind, the depths it holds, the uniqueness of individuals and how we interact. I really like to get to know people, as in the below meme.
Come chat with me on my blog some time. I’d like to get to know you.
For the next twenty-four hours, my short story memoir anthology, Home Avenue, is free. My novel, Whit’s End is on sale through the holiday weekend for .99 cents. I’d love to know what you think of them.
Enjoy the holiday weekend.