I am often asked what I love most about writing. That’s a tough question, but I guess I would have to say that writing allows me to escape into a world much more exciting than my day-to-day life and to take readers on outrageous adventures. I started out writing non-fiction and have published over eighty travel, geographic, and human-interest pieces. I enjoyed this type of writing, but in many of my articles I could see places, people, or experiences that, if grossly embellished, would lend itself well to suspense and adventure fiction.
I’ve always loved stories of survival against the odds and happily-ever-after endings, which if I’m in charge of the keyboard, that is exactly what I get. Books can help us to escape reality, if for just a moment, and indulge in flights of fancy, heart-warming romance, and happily-ever-after endings. Life doesn’t always provide for happily-ever-after, but depending on the genre a reader chooses, he or she can find that warm and satisfying feeling at the end of the book.
Writing gives me the freedom to explore the limitless possibilities of my imagination and to share those stories with others. I write primarily to entertain, but if any of my books encourage readers to dream, take out a map, or just ask “what if” then I’ve accomplished more than I set out to do.
I hope if you haven’t checked out my novels, that you will join in one of my adventures or suspense stories and enjoy the diversion.