Late at night, the clicking of the typewriter often lulled me to sleep. My mother would sit at a window in her bedroom typing out stories until sleep overcame her.
This was how she got me interested in writing. Her stories wove themselves in and out of my dreams. When I would awaken, she would give me the story and ask me to add to it. We wrote many stories and even began to work on various novels, as I grew older. She not only shared her love of writing with me, she also shared her love of reading. Books, books, and more books. I could never get enough.
I spent many happy hours creating stories and songs. Throughout my school years, I concentrated my creative energy into singing for school plays, Master Choir, Keynotes (swing choir), and Great Expectations (a swing choir sponsored by a local park district).
But, I never forgot my love for weaving stories. After the death of my mother, I did not write for nearly three years. One day, I sat down at the computer and pulled up a file I had started working on in my late twenties. It was called, Return to Rocky Gap.
I finished that manuscript, found a publisher, and danced with joy the day I held it in my hands. It was bittersweet to know that I had done all of this alone, but I know my mother was with me, encouraging me, and pushing me forward. Since then, I haven't stopped writing. I know my mother is with me through every word, every paragraph, and every page along the way.
For seven years, I owned and operated Kindred Books. My love for reading takes me to places far and wide, which is something I will always strive to do for my readers.
I am happily married with two children. My debut novel, Return to Rocky Gap, is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you prefer an electronic version, it is available for Kindle and Nook, as well as through Smashwords and Lulu.
My upcoming Mystery/Thriller/Suspense novel, A Killing Among Friends, was recently signed by Limitless Publishing. Much more will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
You can always contact me at Toni @ ToniMorrowWyatt .com
I would love to hear from you!