My Writing Story (2018-2019)


These years were very stressful for me at work as more and more pressure was put on teachers to meet testing goals (which teachers have little control over).  Consequently, I had little time to write and when I did write, I had a hard time with it.  The result was that in these two years, I produced only one small book each year.

Astrid Maxxim and the Mystery of Dolphin Island

It was time for another Astrid book and an underwater adventure one at that.  Much of the plot for the story came from events right out of the news regarding scientists attempting to communicate with dolphins.  There were some complaints about how dark the ending turned out, but I felt like I needed a dark ending, considering all that’s happening to our oceans.

Nova Dancer

I had been working on Nova Dancer off and on for a while, and the setting was one that had been in my head since high school.  I finally pushed through and finished the story.  I thought it turned out alright, but I have a lot of other stories that can be set in the same universe.