I’ve been thinking about writing creatively since third grade, when Ms. Skoll got really excited about a line from a short story I wrote about a tadpole who moved from the family pond into a puddle of his own.
During high school and college, I discovered Camus, Eliot and Yeats, among others. That’s when it set in that I might have a flair for words but nothing really to say. While I’ve pursued a career in public relations and corporate communication for 20+ years now, it has been a hope that I might one day have something meaningful to say.
Mr. Handsome is a newer, hipper Mr. Rogers. He came to me over the course of a year-and-a-half, and the book itself comes from a place where goodness, openness and the belief in one’s dreams hold value.
Through my Kickstarter project and the marketing efforts I’m planning, I think In Mr. Handsome’s Garden may take hold and enable me to pursue an idea that was budding when I was in third grade … to write creatively. If you’re interested in the process of writing, the inspiration for In Mr. Handsome’s Garden or publishing a book, check out my blog, Writing & Creativity.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.