As a Davie County, North Carolina native, I have lived in both Advance and Mocksville. My early years include more than a decade in the graphic arts industry, followed by another decade in the facilities repair field. I earned an AAS in Industrial Mechanical Repair (IST) with a minor in CNC/machining from Forsyth Technical College.
For two decades, ideas for stories and plots stirred in my mind while I focused on my career. My thought was that when I retired, I would pen these stories to paper. After an unexpected illness, I had to reevaluate my direction and consider what I needed to do at this point in my life. I have since tried to give these stories a place in print, and they are no longer just thoughts in my head. I’ve found writing to be challenging, but the warm gift of a well-written piece, is always rewarding. Few things are more exciting than reading something I wrote earlier and saying to myself, “I can’t believe I actually wrote this, it is so good.”
Most of my writing tends to be in the genre of drama and adventure. I’m sure I was influenced by many years of reading the Readers Digests Drama in Real Life section. I enjoy taking characters from one place in life and putting them through difficult situations to see how they rise to challenges and grow as individuals. Additionally, I love finding a message or a warning in these stories; it’s not a requirement, but I like the unexpected find as a story develops. As my writing improves, I look forward to sharing my stories publically and publishing a few along the way.