I have always believed in the power of words. Words and language make you think; they make you feel, they make you act. They can move you, offend you, inspire you, make you joyous, make you cry. I’ve always used my power of words in imaginitive, innovative ways, ever since I was a child. Sometimes I got into trouble for what I write; often questioned and criticized; but I’ve never apologized for it. I respect creativity in writing, but I also believe in using my own voice. Being an author is not what I do…it’s what I AM.