My eighth grade English teacher turned to me in the last week of school before summer break and said, “Why don’t you write a book this summer.” She’d obviously observed my love of literature and of writing—scores of short stories written and submitted as a part of class—and, perhaps, thought I’d be pleased and possibly inspired. So, as any good military brat would do, I did write a book. Thank you, to Ms. Hall from Bayside Junior High School. That summer, I crafted my first novel with pencil and wide-lined paper (typewriters were expensive, hard to come by—even if I could learn to use one). By summer’s end, I had one hundred pages—a fine novel.
Author Crystal C. Coombes
I'm a lover of mystery fiction, chocolates, homeless canines and Latin ballroom dancing. Here I'll share a bit about myself and what I'm thinking. Join me to learn about some of those times I remember — that might even become a part of my next novel — the things we all wonder about, and the best method to brew an authentic cup of English breakfast tea.
"All Things Equal" review:
"A gun, a girl and something to prove. Lu Garcia plunges into a closed community with murder on its mind. A fast-paced and satisfying read!" ~Karen Jones, author, speaker and broadcast journalist. Kjwriter.com