When I was 10yrs old, my English teacher was impressed with a story I wrote and asked me to read it to the class. I was very nervous but felt invigorated afterwards. At school writing came easily. However life got in the way until the late 80’s. I started writing but once again got too busy. After a few readings and discouraging critiques, I shelved my great novel. It wasn’t until my friend Amalia forced me to start writing again. I joined the East Valley Writing Group in Scottsdale, AZ and with their wonderful help and support, I have finished my novel. Now I need a good editor.