As children we plot and dream of what we will be when we grow up. Unfortunately with maturity comes reality, responsibility and too often, the loss of our dreams. I never stopped dreaming. I won’t lie to you and say that author was my earliest dream profession, but it did live on while farmer and auto diesel mechanic fell to the wayside. Don’t ask!
I was in sixth grade when I discovered writing. I had always been an avid reader, but an essay assignment opened up a whole new world for me. Not only did I find I loved writing, but the “A” at the top of my paper said I was good at it! For an awkward eleven year old, that was heaven. From then on, I wanted to be an author.
Writing is an addiction I’ve never outgrown. Like reading, writing is an escape. I can open my laptop and step into a universe of my own creation. Though work, marriage, and motherhood have had to come first over the years, the ideas and desire were and are always there. So, a year and a half ago when my hours were cut at work, I decided to dedicate myself to what I love. Wednesday and Friday became writing days.
Friends encouraged me to submit my short stories and in December 2010 I had seven short stories accepted to anthologies. I added three more to that in early 2011 and then in December I finished my first novel, Club Justice.
My dreams were realized at the end of March when my debut novel became available on Amazon in print and e-book format!
An excerpt is currently available on WWW.MaraMcBain.Com or there is the Look Inside option on Amazon!
I hope you will take a peek and let me know what you think!
~"Your acting, or your writing, is not yours to judge. So saying "I'm not very good at this" is some sort of protective mechanism, and it will keep you from sharing it with people. You have to be willing to fearlessly expose yourself." -- Lee Tergesen ~