Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I have been asked several times how I came up with her name. Here is a section from my book.
Her name is Agatha. She was named this because her mother told her all she did was cause agony in her life.
Aggi got home late, so she became invisible as she walked in. She did not know her parents could see her. They told her she could turn invisible since she was a kid. They thought it was funny. Aggi knew nothing else. They had kept her isolated. She was their experiment to see what they could get away with. It was purely for their own entertainment.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
When did I start writing?
Secretly... a few years.
Why not before?
I never thought I could. When I was growing up, my mom gave my spelling books and homework to my little brothers because they would be president someday. I would marry a rich man.
I did. I had a life changing experience three years ago. I decided to face my fears and live. It is not always easy, but I am grateful for every moment.
How did AGGI start?
I was sitting at the dinner table with my children. We were talking about weird things parents say to their kids and they simply believe them. An example is, a watermelon will grow in your stomach if you eat the seeds. Think about it... that is scary!
That is when my character Aggi popped into my head. She was born, and now I need to tell her story.