I live in California, where I write fiction and poetry, often blurring genre boundaries just to keep life interesting ... and because I can.
Author of the "Myth to Life: The Rise of Riley McCabe" series.
My personal motto is: Success lives between your ears. A motto more easily said than continually lived. I refuse to buy into the negative notion that we are only as good as our next … you fill in the blank.
With this motto firmly implanted in my head I shouldn't admit my first passion wasn’t writing. I should merely state I've been writing since the age of ten and lead everyone to believe I was a wunderkind that knew exactly what I was all about from that delicate age. Since I try to leave the lying to my characters, writing didn’t find itself on my top ten list. Frankly, I wanted to be a spy from an early age and a paper trail wasn't going to help with covert operations. I had other ideas about life and its expectations of me other than putting a black Paper Mate pen to a Mead spiral notebook and spilling my mind onto the lined page.
However, since I can't see to the end of my days, here I am—a writer who's found a niche in another world ... publishing, putting out work I'm proud of and others will want to read. The following pages represent a small portion of my journey through the labyrinth of writing, a part of the exploration involved when I finally put pen to page and wrote what was in my mind.
A new world opened up and writing took center stage. And, since I believe success lives between your ears, I didn't start with a short story, or a poem, no I went for the big gun and wrote a novel … actually two novels (yet to be published). Oh, what fools we mortals be. I’ll stop here and let you know that I now love writing ... it's what has kept me alive ... kept me sane ... kept me striving for that evanescent moment just out of my reach. So, thither onward mon amis. Let's delve a little deeper and see what path in the labyrinth is revealed for you to read today.
Welcome to my world. I hope you enjoy your time here.
E. A. Irwin