The Dawn of Moonstone.

Book MagicSince I was a young child, I was enthralled with the world of stories.  Fairytales, mysteries, dramas, it didn’t matter.  When I was a young, I explored the world of babysitting clubs, tales that gave me goosebumps, commiserated with bratty little sisters.  Roald Dahl, RL Stine and Beverly Cleary were my escape.  I was inspired by these stories and started to write my own.  As I grew into my adult years, the reading bug never left me, and I lost myself in the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin and Neil Gaiman.  The need to write held its grip on me too.  I got married and had a family, and though life continuously changed around me, my desire to write only intensified.  So I gave in.

An afternoon on the computer and an idea to write a story for my bookworm daughter, turned into something unexpected.  I was staring at a desktop image of Lake Louise and the ideas flooded.  I couldn’t contain the story to the two dozen pages of a children’s book and Moonstone was born.  I have spent a few years ironing out a decent outline and then last year, during NaNoWriMo, I was able to really get the story started.  Recently, I finished my first draft.  I am excited to say that this story, my first novel, will be released later this year.  At least that’s the hope.  And I hope you’ll join me on this journey.