Who I Am

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I grew up watching missile launches in Florida. My childhood included sand, sun, and weekly trips to the library where my growing love of words wrapped itself around me like a comforting blanket. It surrounded me in preschool when I relied on others to read to me and lived in my hopes as I grew older that one day I’d craft words for others. When I left the east coast of Florida to attend college in Tampa, the dream remained, but eluded my grasp. Years later my often derailed journey led me to a writers’ conference, a professional critique group, and the delight of helping friends with their projects.