I began writing nonfiction in 1978, shortly after having been awarded a Master’s Degree. Dozens of my works have been published and many are now archived by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. They cover elements in the field of child welfare: investigative reports, service manuals that were nationally distributed, research…. In May of 2015, I retired from my job as a children’s psychotherapist after forty years in the field.
I started writing fiction after work in 1996. Three short stories were published by magazines before my debut novel, Rarity from the Hollow. But most of my writing since its release has been self-promotional, such as guest posts book blogs. I would love to say that I’m “professional.” If that term implies profiting from writing, I guess that I would fall into the aspiring category. Half of author proceeds have been and will continue to be donated to child abuse prevention.