Writers are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” or “How did you start writing?” It’s assumed writers started when they could first hold a crayon and ideas burst forth at a moment’s notice. Many writers, like Diane Mott Davidson, author of the Goldy’s Catering mystery series, start writing later in life. A Navy wife, Diane moved thirteen times in the first seven years of marriage, leaving little room for more than packing and unpacking. At age thirty-two, she took a writing class and was hooked. Her work as a volunteer and at a catering company continue to be a source of ideas with an added twist.
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by Sandra Murphy