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Why I Write

I remember the first book that piqued my interest in reading. It was Kristy and the Snobs, The Babysitter’s Club series #11. I got it for Christmas as part of a box set. I can still remember the pink cover with Kristy and her poor old dog—a collie. SPOILER ALERT—The dog dies at the end (doesn’t that just break every rule?), and Kristy bonds with the snobs over it. Or something like that. It’s been at least twenty-five years, so it’s a miracle I remember that much when I can’t even remember what I wore yesterday. Except I could probably tell…

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The Start of a Wild Ride

In July of 2012, I traveled clear across the country from Virginia to Anaheim, California to attend the RWA® national conference. I had never traveled like that by myself before—much less clear across the entire country—and I knew no one. I am an extreme introvert. Couple that with severe shyness and what do you get? A recipe for disaster. Except my experience was anything but that. There is one word to describe how I felt at the end of that conference. Empowered. I put myself out there, introducing myself to people and reconnecting with someone I had met back in…

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