My name is Betsy St. Amant, and I'm an author.
Some days, it feels like a confession, doesn't it?! lol
Regardless of having those types of days, I love writing. In elementary school on Career Day, I usually brought a stuffed animal and a nurse's hat along and pretended I wanted to be a vet, but deep down, I really only did that because if I brought a pencil and said I wanted to be an author, I'd look like I was cheating on an easy costume. =)
Like my fellow Scribble Chicks, I grew up writing short stories, poems, and novels that rarely got completed. One day, I decided I better get serious about my intended career and actually finish something.
Now I can't stop! I'm proud to be with published with Steeple Hill Love Inspired. My first novel, RETURN TO LOVE, released this past July and the sequel, A VALENTINE'S WISH, comes out next February. I have a western April 2010 release scheduled as well, and oh yes, in my "free time" (what's that???) I write articles for Crosswalk.com and have been published in several compilation books by Tyndale and other houses. Whew. Now you see why I drink coffee and Diet Coke religiously! =)
Ask my critique buds - they'll tell you I have WAY too many story ideas and not nearly enough time to write them in. I guess that's because I'm 25 years old, have been married 5 years, (yes, we were married at 19 and 20!) and am the super proud mother of an almost 13 month old. I thought writing was my life, until my Little Miss stole my heart and taught me that everything really is all about her!! haha
Here's a pic. Now you can see why I easily switched to her way of thinking =P
Here's a family pic taken at the beach last May. That's my super hunky, super generous Hubby, a fireman who works a second job at the hospital doing ambulance transporting in order to let me stay home and be a full time Mommy and full time writer. Am I blessed or what???
So that's my story - one of many! =)
Thanks for the coffee, girls. Mmmmm.....