How and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?
The first story that I ever remember writing was in second or third grade. It was about me and my best friend, saving a city from a flood by unplugging the drain in the center of town. I had such fun writing it that, in school, I began to relish any assignment that allowed me to be creative. But, it was really Wade Hall, a professor I had in college, who really encouraged me to pursue writing, and it was his influence that helped me make the decision to keep writing as a central part of my life. At the time, he was the editor of the Kentucky Poetry Review, and he published my first piece of writing there. Continue reading