Renee’s Story

Renee_KingsI remember the first long story I ever wrote.  I was in the third grade and my teacher asked us each to write a story about something in history.

I chose to write about the Donner party and the tragedies that befell them as they tried to make it to the Wild West.

I had so much fun and made up stories about the people and conversations between the people on the wagon train.  It was like a game to me.  It didn’t occur to me that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.  I wasn’t even old enough to understand what it meant to be grown up.

Throughout school, whenever I had to write something, I always enjoyed my assignments.  I wrote about the Salem Witches when I was in high school and it was exciting to make up “real” people who lived then and, unfortunately, died.

So what did I do when I became a ‘grown up’?  I worked as an accountant, secretary, draftsman of pre-fab metal buildings.  I studied Criminal Justice and worked at the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department for a time.  I ended up with a career as a paralegal.

Well, that wasn’t too bad.  It encompassed a lot of research and writing and, in the meantime, I had actually written short stories, poetry, and two unpublished novels.  I did have one non-fiction piece published in a magazine in the 80s.  Yippee!

Finally, I said “enough”, quit everything, took early retirement, and followed my dream.

Now, I’m a writer.  I love my life, and I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.  I have a lot of fun with my characters and stories.  To me, they’re real people and my joy is to share them with you and the rest of the world.

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