After losing my only child, my life was shattered. So, at the ripe old age of fifty-one, I decided to retire from my career as a consulting engineer.
Being a consultant for many years, I wrote technical reports, proposals, and marketing blurbs. It was part of the job. But I also wrote creatively as a hobby, sharing my work with friends and family but never tried to publish. However, in 2011, several friends encouraged me to write professionally and I ended up working on various projects as a freelancer.
ENGINEER TO WRITER:
Creative writing suited me and it gave me a new purpose in life. I enjoyed it immensely and successfully completed numerous projects involving things like novels, novellas, marketing brochures, PowerPoint presentations, resumes, website content, blogs, articles, and even an unusual screenplay. These experiences reinforced my love of writing and I transitioned to it as a full-time, second career.
Over the years since then, my completed projects have included dozens of novels (e.g. two cozy mystery series) and numerouos screenplays.
From my Conway, SC home office (just outside of Myrtle Beach), I write seven days a week. With my rare free time, I read whenever I can and love to cook, brew beer, and woodwork. And sometimes on a rare occasion, I will watch a movie or TV show - just to analyze and learn from the writing of course!