I have never minded being alone. I am by nature a loner. Admittedly, I prefer being by myself.

There are times though, when support is such an essential part of life. For instance, when I am writing, having the encouragement of my family is so important.

Then there are the times when I must confront myself with regard to thoughts, actions, needs, or some event that has occurred.

I think what I’m talking about is looking at the harder aspects of who I am, and questioning those aspects. This, for me, has to be done alone. It is not, for me, a time to share my thoughts. I have been called an introvert, a deep thinker, and also intimidating because of my desire to keep certain aspects of myself to myself.

I am all of the above to a degree, but how deep my thoughts go, is probably not as deep as some think. I have endeavored earnestly to not intimidate anyone. I think my quietness is often mistaken for snobbery.

To wrap up this line of thought, aloneness is as important to me as the times I need and cherish the support of those close to me.

Sometimes, a day or two of “deep” thinking will stretch into months. Some may call it depression, and I won’t argue with that, but I think of these times, as periods in my life where I just don’t want to share. In fact, it becomes hard for me to share.

Okay. This was a long winded way of explaining why I took a long break from blogging. It was a hard to share time. A time when I preferred to be alone and keep things to myself.

I will endeavor in future to try to be more consistent. I know you understand. Writers are a strange breed. 🙂

Thanks for listening.

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 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.

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