Why do you like writing?
: I don't just enjoy writing -- I am compelled to write and share my stories.
When did you start writing and why?
: I began writing military columns in 2002 to increase awareness of and exposure for military families.
How long have you been writing?
: I've always written on an unofficial basis; I began writing for newspapers in 2002 and was syndicated in 2003.
What is the best book you have ever read?
: Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
Who is your favorite author?
: Anita Shreve
What is the best story you have ever written?
: Hard to say....I'll leave that up to my readers.
What is some advice you would give new writers?
: Don't fear rejection and be persistent.