Thanks to my grandmother, Nancy Woollcott Smith, I started out in life with the delusion that writing was a thing grown-ups did. Becoming a writer seemed almost as realistic an ambition as becoming an accountant, though less lucrative. That delusion led me to a couple of decades of irregular and mostly profitless work, but it’s also kept me going.
In high school I wrote two novels with a friend. We passed chapters back and forth in between classes. They were written on paper, the first book long-hand, the second on computer. That was before the internet. During the fall and winter after I graduated from college, I wrote a novella/poetry collection, still unpublishable or at least unmarketable. I sent it to about a half dozen agents and collected their more-or-less gentle rejections.
At age 31, I launched into my current project, a multi-volume epic fantasy about the last generation of a land animated by dragon-gods. I set it aside when I had my first baby, and I’m not 31 any more. I’ve also written a stand-alone Regency romance, a historical fantasy novella, and a screenplay.
The first two books of the series are available now on Amazon and will return to most of the noteworthy ebook retailers in April. I hope to release the remaining books in the series some time in 2016.
Keep checking in. I’ll let you know if anything interesting falls out of the keyboard.
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Here are links to some of the non-fiction articles I’ve written in recent years:
Passive Solar in Vineyard Style
Serving Hands in Vineyard Style
Quansoo Farm in The Martha’s Vineyard Times
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Vineyard Style
Two young women to volunteer in Africa in The Martha’s Vineyard Times
The Brickyard in The Martha’s Vineyard Times
The Artisan’s Festival in The Martha’s Vineyard Times
Tiffany Smalley graduates from Harvard in The Martha’s Vineyard Times
Solar Energy in Martha’s Vineyard Arts & Ideas