|Obviously, this is me!|
The best writers lead a dull life, which stimulates the imagination. My life fits this description. I have a loving husband, son and live in Indianapolis, Indiana. In a previous life I was an academic librarian, teacher and odd job extraordinaire. After I got laid off from my librarian position, I decided to follow my dream and become a writer.
I began my writing career in earnest, as a writer for Demand Studios. I write short how-to articles, but after several months I wanted to expanded my career. I had heard every writer had a blog, so it was suggested numerous times that I begin blogging. This was easier said than done, since I had no idea what to blog about. As I have said, my life is dull. My son pukes on my shirt. I clean him and myself up. We play peek-a-boo, than I cook dinner. I know, exciting stuff.
|Not me, but love the dress!|
After much thought and anxiety, I decided to blog about history. My fascination with history began as a small child, when my father would tell me stories about Romulus and Remus (the mythical founders of Rome) and Julius Caesar. Yes, these were odd stories to tell a child, even at bed time, but they kindled a life long love of history.
My father probably regrets those stories now. Instead of majoring in business or something "useful," I majored in history and religious studies. History and religion are so intertwined and since I am the product of a mixed marriage (my mother was raised evangelical, my father Catholic), I became obsessed with religion as well.
After receiving my bachelor's degree, I pursued a master's degree in Medieval history. I decided it wasn't for me and worked a few interesting jobs, before I went back to school to get my master's degree in Library Science (MLS). I worked several years in academic libraries before being laid off. Thus, my life in a nutshell.
I incorporate my personal life into my blog and the following post highlight my "uniqueness." Please don't be frightened!