Q. When did you start writing?
A. I responded to an offer to take a writing course with the Institute of Children’s Literature in 1990, and received a diploma for the Special Publishing Course from them in 1992.
I began writing on a consistent basis in the 1990’s when I wrote articles for The Courier, a local Christian newsletter commenting on political issues, and wrote letters to area newspaper editors.
Later when I had grandchildren, I wrote a short story for them about little rabbits learning the value of obedience, and tucked it away. In the fall of 2010, my friend Jane read that short story and urged me to write more. Her comment made me realize the time was now to start writing kids’ books.