Non-fiction is where I found immediate success with writing, likely because I’d been honing my voice in journals since 4th grade. Twenty years of writing for my eyes only, meant I knew my voice. I was thirty-one when I first submitted something for publication. It was accepted, printed in real newsprint, and I even got paid. I took that as a sign I was on the right track with this whole writing thing.
My super-power is simplifying and de-scarying business in how-to articles. My advice resonates because I experiment on myself first and live what I write about—people connect with the authenticity and my direct raised-in-the-Mid-West writing style. On occasion my fantastical fiction skills weave their way into a creative non-fiction piece; I know I’ve done those right when people can’t tell if it’s a true story or something otherworldly.