When I was about eight years old, I sat down at my Dad’s old portable type writer and banged out the title page for my first completed story, “The Adventures of Nougat the Newt.”
My fate was sealed.
I’d have saved a lot of time and genre angst if I’d take the two big hints in that enterprise â€“ a) It was about Adventures and b) there was a chapter called The Mating Season.
Through school, university, voluntary work and my first paid job I kept on writing. Half-started books, half-finished poems, half-baked ideas. But It wasn’t until I picked up an adventurous, sexy romance around the new millennium, and then discovered eHarlequin.com’s Community message boards, that the thought, “I wonder if I could do that?” crossed my mind.
It turned out I could.