I am a writer and aspiring to be a novelist.  I want people to get to know me and my work.

This site is about:

1.  Writing  – Because it is so much a part of my life.

2.  Work  – because most of us have to do it and it is so much a part of our lives.  ,

3.  Creativity – because it should be part of everyone’s life.

4.  Short stories – I hope you like

5.  Book reviews, Televsion and a bit on Love (I am after all a romantic).

Hopefully, you will get to know me through my writing and my website, but here is a little more about me.

I always saw writing as a hobby, a distraction I did with my gal pals when work was slow.  One day, with the urging of one of my gal pals, I submitted a piece to a local paper that I had written during our slow time in the office.  The piece was published and I was hooked.

Eventually, people began to give me money to write.  I have written newsletters, articles, and collateral pieces – and I got paid. I was given money to write.   I stress the paid because only after I got paid could I feel comfortable calling myself a writer, after all I live in Los Angeles and this town is full of wanna-be writers, actors and directors.  I work full time for a company and I write part time as my side hustle.

I decided to tackle a novel because I have an over active imagination.

I believe in love, I admire Dean Koontz and John Grisham.  I am married and I want you to know I had to wade through several frogs to find my Prince.

I am flawed as are my characters.  I want to be mature and forgiving.  I want to be the sort of person that can see an ex at a party and speak to them kindly; I want to forgive those who have caused me hurt in my personal and corporate life, I want to turn the other cheek (and not because I’m in a fight and avoiding someone’s swing).

Right now I can’t, I am not mature enough or grown up enough, I am not built that way –  but  I am trying.  I am as flawed as the characters I write about and the situations I write about are not ideal – but life isn’t always ideal either.  I want happy endings.

I could go on and give you a whole twenty pages on me, but I think that is enough for now, my work should speak for itself.

I hope you learn from, laugh at and enjoy my site.

CS Valentine