With a theme like inspiration, I think of the authors who have inspired me professionally. Sometimes it’s their work that gave me a sense of possibility, but often it was the person who led me to say, “I want to be you when I grow up!”
So, I will say a big “Thank you!” to…
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, who I stalk on FB, read and re-read, and generally find to be a warm and wonderful writer who tells a woman’s story with heart and wit.
Nora Roberts, even though she makes me feel bad about my output (dear god, the woman’s published more than 200?!! novels.)
Jennifer Crusie. A Ph.D and a romance novelist. Take that.
And the amazing writers I’ve met through the Authors of the Flathead, Montana Women Writers, and in my classes at Flathead Valley Community College. I’ve yet to have a conversation with a working writer that didn’t lead to my learning something… thank you!