Past: Reading has always been a passion of mine. I remember as a child getting lost in Nancy Drew mysteries late at night with a flashlight long after bedtime, unable to sleep until the story was done. Summer vacations didn't properly start without first visiting the bookstore and selecting a fresh story. Unfortunately, I could never read in the car because of motion sickness. Writing was something I did mostly in private.
Present: I still can't read in the car, but my love of books hasn't diminished. When I opened a time capsule that was buried in 1999, my hope for the year 2010 was to have published my first novel. Three years later, that dream came to fruition as The Parts I Remember was published on March 1, 2013.
Future: My husband asked me if nothing else mattered, what I would want to do with my life. The first and only thing that came to mind was writing. And that is exactly what I plan on doing. The sequel to The Parts I Remember is set to be released in 2014.