Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Something About the Writer

GINNY JAQUES is living proof that writers are ordinary people. She is an ordinary wife, mother, grandmother, high school teacher, lover of Words, lover of Truth, lover of God, and lover of His children.

She’s recently finished writing a novel that has been polished to within an inch of its life and is now looking for its publisher. She has contributed articles to her local community newspaper, The North Shore News, and British Columbia Teacher Magazine. She has edited community and church newsletters, written pithy letters to the editor and hilariously funny family Christmas letters that usually get mailed in March. She has also composed poems dedicated to each of her three darling granddaughters.

Ginny hates writing. It’s hard work and usually keeps her up too late at night. But something inside her says it has to be done, so she does it, muttering and complaining most of the time. Now and then she loses herself in a story and surfaces hours later with no sense that time has passed. Those times are kind of fun.

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