As authors we try to get our names and work out to the public. One way to do that is through all types of contests. I would love for you to go and read my essay and vote.
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Direct voting page: http://50greatwriters-2018-phase1.questionpro.com/
I have added a small section from my essay.
I have often thought about the men and women who write. What inspires them? It could be personal causes, a love of history, life experiences, or just their imagination. It seems there are many subjects to choose and expand upon. Writing poems and telling stories was a childhood enjoyment for me. My inspiration to put words to paper began in Amarillo, Texas. As a high school senior the creative writing class was an extra credit. The teacher was known to all who had sat through English with her. She was a respected woman who inspired all of us to be the best we could be and follow our dreams. The class was filled with students who invoked laughter, and tears, challenging one another through the written word. The time I spent in this class created a love for writing.
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Nurses have change tremendously over the years. We have gone from stiff white uniforms to colored scrubs, and left our white nurses caps in a memory box. What hasnt changed is the bond between nurses knowing we can count on one another in all times.
As a travel nurse I go from city to city, state to state working in my designated area. I work in Labor and delivery taking care of high risk mothers. I would like to say my job is always joyous but that is not always the case. I take one day at a time and give all that I have to care for my patients.
Over the years I have become accustomed to packing up the car and putting the pup in the front seat and off we go. It doesnt meant I dont have a home. You know that when you take an assignment there will always be a place to go back to and chill for those precious days you have off between jobs.
When you travel you become a tourist and you take advantage of the places you go. Museums, art walks, summer events, winter solstices, you become a parat of the community while you are there. I have traveled to Europe, Bahamas, Jamaica, with nurses I met on assignment. You grow as a person when you meet new people. If you become a travel nurse you will find Adventure and make life long friends.
While traveling across the United States I found a love of history. One day I thought it would be a good idea to try and write a book about a travel nurse. I began to do research and found that women have traveled to heal for centuries. I was fortunate to be on assignment where I could go to Gettysburg and walk the fields and areas I included in my first book Look for me. I took advantage of all I could in the cities I traveled. While at home in Galveston I took the tour at the Air Museum. I was able to be taken through a B-17 Bomber and given history that made it possible for correct information in my second book Wait for me.
I began with healers from the Civil War and it led to two more books. Wondering if anyone liked my books I began to enter them into contest. After publishing five books I have been honored with over thirty awards. I have found a love of writing. Traveling doesnt always make it easy for me to find time to write but I try to balance when I can.
What is ahead for me as a traveler and author?
At this time I have six more books in the works. I hope to have several of them published for my readers. I also want to possibly retire.
It has been a great journey for me. There is much left to experience and I hope to do it with open arms and mind. Dont let life pass you by! Reach out, grab it and hang on for the ride of your life.
Thank you to those who came by and bought Archidamus. To Suzanne Roberts and her wonderful staff your kindness is appreciated.
I love an adventure, to travel and discovering new places.