About me

How I became a...

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, retired teacher, author, publisher, and frustrated want-to-traveler.

I became a teacher when my desire to teach became too much to resist. I became a writer when I was too young to know better. I enjoyed telling stories and loved the sound of poetry. The first example of my writing I've found is a poem I wrote in third grade, which my mother kept. Now I have no choice but write since the words insist on being written.

My taste in books:

Favorite authors:

I enjoy many different genre, but I dislike books that are not well-written. I want three dimensional characters, plots that cause me to want to know more, and language usage that makes it all live.

My current favorite authors include Carolyn Hart, Anne Perry, Stewart Wood, Anne McCaffrey, and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

What makes a book a keeper?

What makes me throw a book at the wall?

A book with characters that live and breathe and a plot that keeps me enthralled is one to keep and to re-read. I have several shelves of them including Anne McCaffrey's Pern series.

A book that takes too much literary license with facts or that is poorly written is a throw-away-even-before -finished-reading book. One author that I used to like wrote a book about a year or two ago that irritated me. She kept using the phrase "I could care less" at least once a page and sometimes more. Another author put a town in Oklahoma a day's wagon ride from Woodward (which is nearly in the panhandle) and an hour's ride from Lawton (which is about 300 miles from Woodward). The author had not researched her material, hadn't even looked at a map.

My favorite genre and why?

My least favorite genre and why?

I've always loved mysteries, from the time I discovered Nancy Drew when I was in third or fourth grade. I enjoy good mysteries, the attempt to find the "bad guy," as I cheer on the hero, the way that the author builds suspense, the intricate process leading to the good guys finally winning, hopefully.

Erotica is my least favorite genre because I like some things left to the reader's imagination. What may be erotic to one person can be a turn-off for another.

My bathroom library:

My to be read list:

My bathroom library is whatever I have in hand when I enter the door. *laugh*

My to-be-read list includes the third book in the Changling Twins by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, the series by Crystalwizard that begins with Wizard's Bane, any current book by Anne Perry or by Carolyn Hart.

My favorite links:

My favorite reading snack:
Vivian's Blog

I like eating popcorn and drinking Diet Mt. Dew while I read. Yummy.

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