My name is Lorena Bathey and I became a writer late in life, however, I've always been a fan of the written word. Starting from the time I would devour historical romances as a kid to becoming an English major in college, words have been a place of refuge for me.
The first book I wrote was Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother. It's a memoir of my journey to find myself after my world fell apart when I lost my mother to cancer and then my husband divorced me. Somehow these horrible circumstances pushed me to change. This book is for women who have gone through loss, grief, or simply lost their way and need to know they are not alone.
After Happy Beginnings I found characters were in my head telling me a story so I started writing it down. That's how Beatrice Munson, my first novel,was born. As soon as I finished Beatrice's story another idea came, and another, until I now have over nine novels in my writing queue and I found myself a novelist.
How do I write these books? Simple, I write what I hear and see in my head. I write because there are stories to be told and people who want to read them. I write for the simple joy of the craft.
Hopefully you'll find a nugget of truth or a kernel of lesson in these books that will keep you coming back for more.
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