I happened to think that you might like to know a bit more about me and my journey as an author. I was on a panel discussion last night organized by the National League of American Pen Women here in Sarasota. I have the honor of being their current president.
The discussion was titled the Artist Journey. For those that don't know about the Pen Women It's the oldest women's only organization in the US. It was founded in 1897 by a group of professional women that felt they were not being recognized for their work in a male world.
The discussion was well attended and there was a Q & A at the end.
One of the questions from the moderator was how and when did you decide to become a writer? One of the panelist had know since childhood that she wanted to be an artist. The other was drawn to music and medieval history in college.
Both had attended recognized colleges and universities. I was not allowed this privilege. My parents did not think it was necessary. I was to get aa small job until I got married and then stay home and be a homemaker. That's all that was expected of me.
I did marry, have kids and played the role for many years. Then one day something changed my life.
I was sitting with a friend, July 4th 2010, waiting for the fireworks to start. She read me a little story that she had written about her grand daughter and a dragon. I thought that if she could do it I wonder if I could too.
The next day I wrote my first children's story, Just Batty - amzn.to/2k9w1nJ . Since that day I have been on a journey of a lifetime. Learning the publishing business, meeting other authors, becoming proficient in computer technology and enjoying my self immensely. I have six children's books published and three mainstream novels. amzn.to/2lOlmj3
Now I help others to create their books and realize their dream of being an author.
If you have any questions for me, Please ask. I want to share whet I have learned with you.
From the active mind of Brenda M. Spalding