I have been writing fiction ever since I can remember. I guess the real turning point was when my High School English
teacher told me that he would see my name on the Best Sellers' list. I guess I figured if he believed enough in my writing
talent, I should too.
So though I went into college as undeclared, I became an English major, thinking that being a multi-million dollar best
selling author was not too far away. Boy, was I naive.
Ever since I was nineteen I have been trying to get published and have had limited success. Believe me, I have
plenty of rejection letters, in fact, I'm almost smug about it. But seriously, it seemed everytime I almost got published,
the publishing company went under or closed.
After using several different agents who charged fees (boy have I learned my lesson on that), and not getting published,
I gave up on trying to get an agent for my novels.*
So, getting tired of rejection, I found Hollis Books publishing house advertised on a writers website. So I went
with them for one of my earlier novels. They published it, but being a subsidy press, there was not a lot of marketing
for the book. I think I sold about 7 copies. Or maybe I made $7.00 from royalties. I forget which. Anyway, I'm
still working at getting more novels published. Though I admit, I'm not writing as much as I used to.
So here I am with my website and a few stories that were rejected by the "real" publishers. Just for those of you
who find this discouraging, please do not as "Charlie's Problem" has gotten quite a few emails for me and a film student even
used the story for his short film. So obviously, someone reads these things on the web. Maybe someday it will be
a "real" literary agent looking for someone to represent.
Okay, enough dreaming. I hope this brief bio has helped future writers out there.
* Refer to "Predators and Editors" or "Writer Beware" websites. I wish I had found these websites
before I sent my novels out.