I never thought I was going to be a writer. I wanted to be an archeologist. For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a stone or a crystal in my pocket and a notebook, tablet or sheets of paper shoved in my bag. Normally it was right beside the book I was reading. I was reared on literature. To me there is nothing more powerful than the quiet urging forward of words on paper. It’s hypnotic. I believe it’s because I sat in space and quietly heard myself taking on other situations.


I adored reading but books never offered itself as a livelihood. I’d been a truck dispatcher, store owner, shoe salesman, radio DJ, actor/director/producer/lyricist/composer and studio coach. I even had a stint as a visual curator before I returned to my first passion—writing. What makes reading and writing so powerful for me is that one gets to experience life by entering into another world and it’s all narrated by one’s own personal voice.


Reading and writing are so intimate. That’s why I write. In those quiet moments with a book you can hear the truth in a lie. There’s no cinematic score or special effect creating any illusion, it’s just you and your imagination and the words tapping against your soul. It is a singularly unique experience.


So enjoy and if you get an urge to write or leave a comment, I would love to read it.


Michele Lamar