An Unconventional Upbringing
In my author bio I mention that I had an unconventional upbringing, which lead to my love of writing stories. So here's what that's all about.
I grew up in Pakistan and the Philippines. No, I wasn't an Army brat. My Dad worked on Irrigation projects all over the world. We would fly back to the States every summer, hitting cool destinations along the way. I was privileged to see a lot of wonderful things at a very young age. I didn't always appreciate it then, but it did sink in eventually, and I'm very grateful that I have a expanded world view and understanding as a result.
I also have a travel bug, which is great, but a bit expensive to assuage. LOVE it, don't get to do it nearly enough.
Seeing different cultures, superstitions, architecture and strange beliefs had a deep impact on who I am today. Once, when we were in Rome and I was about 10, I got to pick a place for my family to visit. The macabre little creature that I was picked a little church that on the inside was made entirely out of skeletons. I'm not sure what my parents thought about that one!
Recently Tony and I went to Paris, and you can bet that we went to the Catacombs! This time it was research for the next book after "The Secret Key of Pythagorum," which is entitled "Morgan and the Nitocris Ruby." Should be a fun one! (Insert evil laugh here.)
I guess some things never change!