Reading, mostly in the fantasy and science fiction genre, of course, led to writing. I remember a short story written in elementary school, “Whatever Happened To Ellen?” blossoming into a radio show complete with sound effects and music in college. It was my first foray into monsters and mayhem. I wrote all through my education, almost majoring in English Literature, but my life took a different turn with music.
I decided on a different path than I had taken with my first manuscript. Querying agents and sitting in slush piles hadn’t done the trick. I needed editors and agents to take notice, so I took the contest path. Researching who the final judges would be, I entered several with promising results. I was a finalist in the paranormal category of Utah's “Great Beginnings”, then struck gold in 2013 by winning Florida’s “Golden Palm” contest, and coming in second in Chesapeake’s “Finish That Damn Book”, both in the paranormal categories again. This got me two full requests by two different editors.
how I envision my path...
And that my friends, was my paranormal path to publishing.