"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans," said John Lennon. I was always a writer in my own head and seriously considered reporting from a war zone, but life happened - a husband, three kids and a job - so I wrote when I could. I managed two published novels, now on amazon, wrote a newspaper column for several years in Nevada and have written profiles of people living on California's Central Coast for an online paper. I love people; writing their stories is a privilege.