Do you have a story to tell?
I knew I had stories. What I lacked at the time was the confidence to put those stories to paper. If I can write my stories, you can also.
It took the loss of my parents for me to start my life as an author. Before my mom passed, she was able to tell me stories about when she was a child in England. For hours on end, she told me how she was abused by her teachers. It affected her throughout her life, and I wanted to share her experiences with the world. Children back in the 1940s and 1950s had no rights. They would not dare to tell anyone what was happening to them, nor would they be taken seriously by an adult. They suffered. No child should have to deal with this, and I want to let you all know it DID happen. I wrote and published Rose's Tale: The Strap, The Wooden Compass-The Endless Abuse at School. Mom, your story has been told.
My second book Gabby's Journey-The Making of a Canadian Air Cadet came about later. It is based on my daughter, and her adventures as an Air Cadet. The story is based in Brantford, Ontario, and involves our local 104 Starfighter Squadron. You can read about the training exercises they went on, their trips, their promotions, friendships made. The cadets even attend summer training and get paid to do it. If a cadet decides they want to earn their pilot's license, they can achieve that for free. My reason for writing this, was to encourage Canada's youth, females, and more minorities to join this rewarding program.
I am eagerly awaiting the finalization and release of my third book, Reese & Marble. It tells the story of my two late guinea pigs.