My latest dilemma. I don’t seem to have much to say these days.
I’m kind of tired. I’m sort of bored. Happens to us all.
And so, I chose a couple of quotes that remind me why I write.
I write because of all those little faces you see in my promo ad. Not to browbeat anyone about the issue of slavery. I don’t personally know anyone who thinks it was a good idea. No, the faces of child slaves break my heart. I am moved by them and so I assume there are others out there moved as well.
I write what moves me. I write about injustices and those that tried to right it; a theme in my first novel as well as in the follow up I am working on now.
I’ve been asked what advice I would give to those wanting to write. Find your passion and write about that. Find the emotions that touch you and you will touch your readers. Most of them anyway.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.