It's a pleasure to have Connie today. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am trained as a mental health counselor and though I no longer see clients, I still work at a Christian counseling facility. I’ve been married over twenty years to a man who inspires the mischievous banter of my hero and heroine. I also have two children who model the quirkiness of my more colorful characters.
Lots of writers liked to read as children. Were you an avid reader as a child? What did you read?
Okay, this is where all you avid-reading-child-people cringe … I watched WAY too much T.V. and read mostly non-fiction as a child. I know—it’s awful!!! But then I hit twenty, and found some books that interested me.
Eventually, I started reading classic 19th century literature (I LOVE Jane Austin, George MacDonald and Charles Dickens) and finally read many of …