Writing is, for me, a passionate vocation. There exists a belief that despite the many obstacles, blocks and difficulty in pursuing a path that is overcrowded, a niche might be carved out that will assure some small degree of success. I am also inspired by the characters who appear in my novels. They are often flawed, and while they stumble through life and make mistakes they have integrity, and a deep desire to overcome whatever obstacle is thrown at them. I am also inspired by the way they evolve through their pasts, their fears, hopes, dreams and willingness to take a chance and do whatever is required to create a better existence.