I kept writing basically because I made a teacher cry.
The story, the prose, the message; These all speak to me, but I think I have always been moved to appreciate the female trailblazers who made it possible for the rest of us, and Bronte is that. Making her a kind of hero to me.
I think it made me curious about people, and that led to creating new ones and toying with them, building stories that were so like the stories we grew up on. It was a story telling culture. Even when I talk to people, sometimes I’m spinning stories just like the ones who raised me, and there were a lot of people who raised me.
Yeah, I’m a writer. So, I did. It really all began with my original concept of two mechpilots who have to struggle to get it together after breaking up. What it became in Riding Redemption was something else. I love Dahlia. She broke my heart on more than one occasion, and she inspired me to accept my own inner warrior. Riding made me want more. I hope it does the same for my readers.