Since I was a teen, I have had a passion for writing. In my early thirties, I took a creative writing course and pledged to myself that I would write one book in my lifetime.
Fast forward to age 50 and living in Florida, I took a trip with my son to visit family in North Carolina, where I grew up, on my maternal grandparents' farmland. Along with my son, nieces, and nephews, we were hanging out on the front porch of my grandparents' old farmhouse. I had fun listening to these teens banter back and forth about what it would have been like to grow up here as their grandmother did, and the idea hit me. Why not write about something I know so well? And so, the farmhouse and barn I played around in my childhood became my story's pertinent scenes.
That day, I told my son, nieces, and nephews that I would write a book based on their bantering as my inspiration. My oldest niece laughed and said, "Okay, Aunt Laura, sure you will." When I went back home, I began my outline and realized that I couldn't put everything I wanted to say in one book. So, I outlined six books! Yes, there are seven books. That story comes later.
Once I had my six-book outline on paper, I wrote the final chapter of the last book! I knew I had to set a goal where I wanted my story to end. BTW, "the magical and the mystery never end!" If and when the time comes, I can add at least two to three more books.
That's enough for now. As you return to my blog, you will learn more about my books. Or you can start reading the beginning of my magical mystery. It's fun for the whole family. One little reader read my first book to her entire family while they were traveling in the car on a spring break vacation.