A major influence in my life, of course, is Bill Clinton. My greatest influencers came well before I met him from my maternal grandfather and a maternal grand aunt who had a unique perspective on life. I believe I inherited that from her - a unique perspective. Both my grandfather and my grand aunt instilled great moral values into my young heart.
I have always been a writer and a yarn-spinner. Many, on the maternal side of my family, are yarn-spinners and from those influences, I learned two great values: The importance of a good story, and the benefit of a great sense of humor. Both have helped me in my writing career.