Having taught writing as a certified Pennsylvania English Teacher for over ten years, I found I loved inventing stories to help enhance a lesson. I also had the privilege of directing several school and community productions, some of which I wrote as well. As a teacher, I worked in mostly inner-city settings, where I found my unique blend of humor and storytelling also helped de-escalate tense situations. And students would often ask to hear more adventures.
So, I finally took the plunge and have been writing full-time ever since. And, like Frost’s infamous “roads diverged in a yellow wood”, it’s a choice that has made all the difference.