How I met my agent, Marcy Posner

I’ve never participated in speed dating, but I imagine it’s similar to the agent pitches.  You get 10 minutes, no more or less, to make your mark.  In May of 2015 I attended my first conference, the Chicago Writers Workshop in Arlington Heights, where I met my Marcy.

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How thankless jobs impacted my writing

Everyone has stories of thankless jobs they’ve held at some point.  I’ve held several in my formative years. I worked 12 hour night shifts the first summer I could drive, cleaned houses in college, and worked security for a major corporation.   Each of them taught me something I know contributes to the way I see the world, and how that viewpoint impacts my writing.

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The influence of school on my writing

As a kid I lived with my parents and two sisters in a fairly urban area.  I walked to Catholic school each day until we moved to the country in 5th grade.  The downtown consisted of a welding shop and a post office big enough for three people and the coke machine. 

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