Image (c) 2011, Karla Dorman.
My influences come from personal experiences or from things I have observed first-hand.
My two older sisters were good at writing; even though we had our differences, I still admire their writing. Both have exceptional verbal, cognitive, and reasoning skills (both are exceptionally gifted). I think it was because of this that I, too, eventually, would learn to love (and appreciate) the art of writing.
The most important influence of my writing is Jesus Christ, as He gave me this Gift on 9/11/01. He allowed me to open up and grieve and, in time, heal. So, Jesus, thank You from the bottom of my heart: you've blessed me beyond measure! I dedicate my words to You.
I also must thank my twin sister, Karla (the StormSpinner) for encouraging me.
There are many here at Author's Den who've become friends to me. I wish I could thank all of you, but there are several who must be mentioned for their neverending support and reading/reviewing my words: Michelle Kidwell, Sarah Tagert, Eileen Waldron, Ed Kostro, Felix Perry, Georg Mateos, Dorothy Krusky, Joyce Bowling, Karen Palumbo, Sage Sweetwater, Kate Burnside, Donny Barbarossa, Cynth'ya Lewis Reed, Bonnie May, Trish McQueen, LaBelle Rouge, and Rose Ridout, among many others.
Anyone who has stopped in my little corner of the Den, thank you for leaving your mark, your words, your heart, your prayers. :)
If you are not listed, please forgive me: so many here have opened their hearts to me and my words, I can't possibly remember all of you! LOL