Somewhere around the sixth time I finished reading 'Lord of the Rings' in the space of a year, it happened. It wasn’t a flash from the sky, more like a seed gently placed in fallow ground and covered with a whisper of ‘wait and see’.
I watered the ground and fed the seed even more books. Working in a boring, sedentary, dangerous job, reading became a defense mechanisim. Years went by and the seed grew, unknown to me, until that fateful day that we were told we were no longer allowed to read on our post. It was a rule born out of malice.
New management had come in and they wanted to show everyone who was boss. Try as we might to use reason and logic against this, it was useless. Like a massive boulder, they refused to budge.
That was the day I said to myself, ‘If they won’t let me read books then I’ll write my own.’
The bud pushed up through the surface and a writer was born.
I've been writing for over ten years now, fiction mostly. Horror makes up the majority of my writing. In that time I've written over one hundred short stories, a dozen poems, even started on a script. My biggest challenge has been finishing my first novel. I have eight novels in some form of development. The first one has been professionally edited and I am searching for a publisher.
I've been fortunate the last couple years to find some very helpful and supportive writers online and locally. They have been key in motivating me and improving my writing.
I also love Photography and have been able to use it to create my own book covers.