It seems as if I’ve been penning stories for fun forever. Like most writers, I had a spiral notebook in grade school and wrote whatever came to me. In high school, I wrote my first few chapters of a romance novel and got hooked. One of my best high school gifts was a Plot Journal from a former English teacher, which I still write in. It wasn’t until my characters wouldn’t get off my back that I finally finished a full manuscript. It wasn’t easy–especially with a full-time job-but after that I couldn’t stop.