Saturday, June 8, 2019
Why I Write
When I was a kid my mother used to say, “Oh, Janet, you have SUCH an imagination!” as if that weren’t a good thing.
From the time I was three years old I made up imaginary friends. And my favorite part of the day was just before going to bed when one of my parents read to me.
And through most of my childhood I’d go out and play with the other kids in the neighborhood and we’d usually pretend things.
I was reading fluently by the time I finished First Grade (that’s another story) and have loved to read ever since.
So I write, partly to put my imagination to good use, and also to give back some of the joy reading has given to me.