As a child, I spent many hours creating and illustrating stories for my amusement. While my illustrating skills remain about the same as when I was 8, I am thankful to say my writing talents have vastly improved. As the office manager of a construction company, my writing has focused on business and technical writing until recently. Nothing will make you run screaming to the land of make-believe faster than writing a 200-page construction software instruction manual! I have delved back into my love of storytelling, and I am writing fictional short stories that tend towards the historical, fantasy, and sci-fi genres.