When my first Siamese cat gave birth to six kittens on my bed, my appreciation for differences and the love of cats started. Cats and students have been a big part of my life for fifty years. Creative Writing was among the high school English courses I taught over my forty years in the classroom. I always wrote with my students. It provided me with knowledge of the assignment and led me down my own path of discovery. After retirement I was able to follow my passion of writing for young readers. I enjoy reading my books in elementary school classrooms and talking to my audience. They always provide me with amazing ideas and I have been able to use some of them to create new stories. I live in Colorado with my husband and one senior cat. I also enjoy being an active grandmother.
What do you need in your life? I need cats. Yes, cats. For over 50 years cats have been an inspiration. I read about cats. I write about cats. Cats have owned me. And, most importantly, cats have entertained, comforted, and inspired me. Check out the feline inspiration on my website to see my cats in action. https://www.virginiakwhite.com. I do talk to my cats all of the time, And, they talk back. They help me write by sitting on my lap, walking across the keyboard, lounging on a needed draft, or do some special feline filing of my papers. They make me laugh and the ideas begin to flow.
What inspires you? What do you need in your life? I'd love to hear about it.