Some days stand out in your mind so clearly that you can remember every moment. You can remember every smell. Every thought. Every word someone says. You remember the sky was cloudless, and the day was hot and thick with humidity. You remember it was a day that totally changed what you believed your life would be. I had one of those days....
My story of being a writer begins the day I vowed I would never write. I’m going to warn you now that this audiobook is not going to be a “straight-line journey”. I don’t believe anyone’s life is a straight journey. I believe we all travel many twisted roads to get to where we are right now. We experience things we don’t believe are significant - only appreciating their significance years later when we are able to look back and see how each event fits into the grand puzzle of our complicated lives. It could be that my journey is more twisted than most, but if that is true, it’s what was necessary to prepare me to write. I savor and appreciate every moment now, even the ones I thought would destroy me.
I truly never thought I would never create this audiobook because I am a very private person. A conversation with the person I trust most in the world convinced me to change my mind. She convinced me my fans deserved to hear the story of just how the Bregdan Chronicles came to be.
You’ll learn about the day I decided to never write again and the bedridden period of my life that finally made me write my first book. You’ll learn about my years of living with a prejudiced family, enduring the bigotry and rioting of the Charlotte school system in the '60s and '70s, and my defiance that taught me the truth. You’ll learn the family secret that almost devastated me when I discovered it. You’ll learn just why I decided to write about the Civil War and Reconstruction. You’ll learn how long the Bregdan Chronicles will last. Maybe. I’m not sure I know!
I look forward to sharing the adventure of this audiobook with you!