I remember writing strange stories as a kid on an old typewriter to share with my patient mom. My desire to write took hold of me during a fourth-grade activity fair. I learned to make a book and have it placed in the school library to check out. The concept of someone reading what I had created was and still is amazing. I have published two books of poetry and plan on a series of seven. I wish to develop my craft of writing through short stories and articles for publication.