Hello, my name is Karen Marcam, and welcome to my blog.
Let me just say up front – I like to make up stories. There, I said it. Telling stories is in my DNA. But it took me a while to realize not everyone creates scenes in their head for people they just met, or strangers they saw across a crowded restaurant. (I guess storytellers are special that way.) I finally decided it was time to start writing down the stories crowding my mind.
So here I am now. I write historical romances, and I invite you to join me a on my journey to being published. (I took a big step forward on the journey this spring because one of my stories, Saving Columbine Ranch, is a 2016 finalist in RWA’s Golden Heart® contest for non-published writers.) I will write notes periodically to update you on how the journey is progressing, and also to tell you a little bit more about myself.
For instance, I like to bake. I may have inherited the storytelling gene from my father’s family, but I inherited the baking gene from my mother. She is a great Southern cook who, even in her eighties, still makes more pies each year than I could conceive of making in my lifetime. And she starts making Christmas cookies in September. Not surprisingly, she has accumulated a treasure trove of old recipes, and every now and then, I’ll share one with you.
As someone who enjoys history, I enjoy learning bits of historical trivia while I’m researching a story. Since half the fun is in the sharing, I’ll share some of fun bits of history with my readers from time to time. And speaking of fun and history, am I the only one who thinks it’s fun to look at an old building and imagine its past? Often, when I see an old house, my first thought is “If these walls could really talk, think of the stories they could tell.” Does anyone else do the same thing? Don’t be surprised if I give you a chance to do it with me. I just may post a picture of an old house, speculate on its history, and invite you to do the same.
So, there you have it. I invite you to stop back periodically and see what I am up to. I could use your moral support while I am working toward getting my stories published. And in return, I’ll make sure we do things purely for fun sometimes, too.
Until next time,
- Karen Marcam
I write historical fiction, and I invite you to share the journey to published author with me.