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Why I Write

It's the question all authors get at some point. Why do you write?

I think for me, it starts with a love of reading. As a child, I found so many worlds to visit. Reading was a comfort, a hobby, an escape, an adventure.

As I got older, strenuous academic programs took the joy from reading for a few years. Having successfully completed those programs, I found my joy in reading again. Now, as with writing, the struggle is finding enough time. Time to find the quiet to escape to those worlds.

For years, I would write a chapter or two of a story, just for fun. Finally, in 2017, after listening to a podcast about a self-published author who had found success, I decided to get serious about writing. That led to my first book, A Political Proposal.

So, why do I write? I write to create the world, the stories, and the people that I want to read about. I write to help others find joy and hope in love. I write to lift the spirit and warm the heart. I write because it makes me happy.

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