In the spring of 2008, C.J. started
undergoing medical tests for issues she’d been ignoring for a few years. We’ve
all done it —ignored a problem we hoped would go away because our lives
were too busy to give attention to some minor inconvenience.
Tests led to more tests and answers started to slowly trickle in. To keep her
mind off of all that she couldn’t do and to focus on what she could do,
she started writing in February 2009. A lover of books for decades, she owes
her husband, Pete, her first writing partner, and many close friends a big hug
of thanks for thinking she should even attempt to write a book.
In five months C.J. managed to: Write her first 90,000-word Urban Fantasy
novel, join several writing guilds and writing sites, start an Author Page on
Facebook, enter several writing contests and become a finalist in most of them,
attend her first National writing conference and learn a lot about
how to write. Who knew it could take so much work and still be so much fun?