Writer in Little Rock, Arkansas
I have always loved Fairy Tales.
I've read all of the famous princess stories and many of the obscure. Whether she kissed a frog or a beast... Rode a flying carpet or a cauldron with legs... Befriended dwarves, gypsies, or bears... I wanted to become that girl.
Until the day I realized I didn't want the Crown..
I wanted the Adventure.
Buttercup was pretty, but I wanted to be the Man in Black.
I expanded my reading and joined a Fencing Class.
I researched faraway cities and their histories.
I hauled my kiddos with me to libraries and museums and national parks.
I started writing the books I wanted to read: More swords and romance, more history and adventure.
Now that my sons are in school, I attend the local university, learning "fencing, fighting, anything anyone would teach me."
I am becoming my own hero.
And now, as dusk falls, I gather my boys, open a book and share an exciting adventure, because I want them to know the thrill of becoming a hero, themselves.