Wow! Up in the sky!
…Thus began my love of writing. While the children around me were all finding creative ways to spell “Once upon a time,” second-grade me had an innate desire to grab my reader’s attention, right off the bat. Though this early attempt might not meet grown-up me’s standards, it was certainly the point at which I discovered that words are important. They mean things. And they can be put together in infinite ways, to tell infinite stories. I knew back then that I wanted to be a storyteller, and today, I still want to be a storyteller.
Since college, I have dabbled in freelance writing, crafting copy for websites and articles for magazines and blogs. Yet the hectic lifestyle led by our family of seven, an adventure all on its own, took precedence over my passion for writing stories. Still, the characters of Antiquity’s Gate have been living inside my head for years. Kicking around the edges, calling out to me, growing more familiar as I tinkered with them.
So, we did what anyone does when they want to prioritize something. We simply…made the time. Now you’ll often find me at the library, or our local coffee shop, kicking back with a latte and deeply engrossed in my work, face illuminated by the gentle glow of my iPad, sometimes scrunching into odd expressions, as I have a tendency to do, imagining myself in a character’s place.
I am so grateful for my husband, who has made it possible for me to write again, and been an invaluable collaborative resource in bringing this book to life. And, God willing, the journey has only just begun.