My scatty magpie brain came across this interview for Borders with Debbie Macomber, the enormously successful and very professional romance author.
Fascinating stuff. Two things struck me:
* Debbie’s mother was told by her school teacher that she was a sweet little girl but would never amount to anything- because—- Debbie has Dyslexia and did not learn to read until 5th grade, which if I understand the US system correctly means 5 years at school – so Debbie was approx 10 yrs old before she could read!
* it took the death of a close relative to push Debbie into making the decision to make her dream of telling stories come true, even in hard economic conditions.
Now that IS a story.