— Thoughts from my brain space.

What's in a name?

Every writer faces the same dilemma. Do you write under your given name or a pen name? I was given a name at birth and I took a name when I got married, but when I decided to publish my work, I wanted my name to be something I chose.

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My best friend is a writer

Fast-forward to a few years ago, my best friend Amy surprised me, telling me that she had written and self-published a book. I was so proud of her, and it got my wheels spinning, wondering why I didn't take on the adventure myself. I knew I had words and stories in me that needed to get out. With her encouragement and enthusiasm, I started writing my first book. 

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