I am an accidental author. I had no idea I was going to be a writer until about 7 years ago. I began to write a weekly wellness column as a way to promote my business. I was happily surprised by the feedback from the public. They often mentioned how much they enjoyed not only the information, but the way I wrote. I began to explore the option of freelance writing for magazines and, in the course of my self-directed learning, stumbled upon "The Playful Way to Serious Writing" by Roberta Allen. I discovered that my imagination runs amok given the least provacation!When I had the idea for Gaia Girls, I told my hubby, a third-grade teacher. He hounded me until I wrote book one. God bless him.