After I retired from teaching in 2002, I began to write in earnest. I attended numerous workshops and writing courses. "You have to find your own voice," I was told. I didn't know what that meant.
Anxious to do a good job, I was too tense when I sat down at my computer. My writing was stilted. One day, two wacky characters popped into my head. Dottie Flowers, a glamorous divorcee who enjoyed the finer things of life and loved Harley-Davidson motor bikes; and Mabel Scattergood, a rich widow who drove her ancient sportscar over the speed limit and ate too many Boston cream donuts.
I had found my voice. The Dottie Flowers series was born!