Look for my nonfiction book, How To Keep Your Daughter From Slamming The Door: The Awesome Mom Communication Handbook, and its counterpart for teenage girls, How To Keep From Feeling Totally Clueless: The Awesome Girl Qualification Handbook, both coming soon.
I have enjoyed writing since I was assigned to keep a journal in my 5th grade English class. As I began to look around for writing inspiration, lo and behold, I discovered my world was full of funny stories just waiting to be told. Occasionally I could manipulate one into some school assignment, but it never occurred to me to pursue writing, not even when I discovered my flare for telling stories at college parties.
After a string of college majors, I realized I could have a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As it turns out, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? Then, there’s the added bonus that once kids know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh.
I taught for 25+ years, although somewhere in the middle of all that educating, I stepped out six years to do the Mommy Thing, and run the office for our family construction company. A few years ago, The Writing Bug bit me, and ended my teaching career. However, a couple of months later, as everyone returned to school without me, I realized I missed the classroom like crazy. The solution? I started holding workshops and retreats for moms and their teenage girls. Now, in addition to Writing, I am also an Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer.
Even though we had followed separate paths, I reunited with, and married my childhood sweetheart, twelve years after our first kiss. Together we coached our daughter’s AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years our daughter and our money went to college.
We currently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, creating a Girls Guide program that promotes a better way for teenage girls to see themselves, writing novels for my Love of Fairs series, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. I promote increasing the amount of movement throughout your day via Wiggle Writer posts on my blog, Merry Meddling, and on Twitter @WiggleWriter and @DeborahAnnDavis.
Remember, you can do anything if you set your mind to it— including becoming an author at any age! Life is way more fun if you are grinning back when the Universe smiles down on you.
“Variety is the spice of life.”
………– Someone Really Smart
“If Variety is the spice of life, Humor is my favorite flavor.”
………………..–Deborah Ann Davis