I've loved to write from the first day I could do it, as a young child, and I've written with some consistency since then. But it was only when I took a Gotham Fiction Writing class, taught by Carole Bugge during the winter of 2008, that I wrote a story worthy of publication. And it was published!
My short story, "Tough As Diamonds" has recently been published in issue #2 of the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine. The story is about a private investigator who can spot a client's lie or pull the rug out from under a guilty man's best alibi quicker than you can say Hammett or Chandler.
I wrote and workshopped the story in Carole's class, and she suggested I submit it to SHMM. So I owe Gotham, especially Carole Bugge and my classmates, a huge thanks for helping me find my voice as a writer, write a story others seem to enjoy reading, and get published.
Anyone interested in reading my story can find a copy of it in issue #2 of the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, available on amazon.com.