I’ve been challenged by my friend and author Anneli Purchase, to join the Lovely Blog Hop to share some of the things that have helped shape my writing and my life. Many thanks Anneli!
The blog rules include telling a bit about myself and my interests. So here I am, Barb Beacham, sharing bits and pieces of who my life with you!
First Fond Memory
Putting on the thinking cap, I realized that I have many fond memories. One of the first was as a very young child, and it is of my Grandpa. I lived in New Jersey, and in the winter my Grandpa would break out the sled. We would sit on my Grandpa’s back as we went sailing down the street on that sled. What fun we had!
I was in fourth grade when I joined The Scholastic Book Club. The first book I read was about the life of Babe Ruth. I enjoyed baseball, and wanted to impress the boys too, which is why I read this book. I have been an avid reader ever since. I read every night before going to bed. I enjoy murder mysteries, romance, science fiction fantasy, historical fiction…oh the list could go on and on…The last book I read is The Wind Weeps written by Anneli Purchase. I am currently reading “Embattled” by Darlene Jones.
I spent a lot of time in libraries. Either I was researching something for a school project, or looking for something to read. One of the things I enjoy the most, next to the written word, is the smell of books. There is nothing in the world like it, and to me I find it comforting!
I have not one, but many passions. Photography, cooking, writing, blogging, working in the garden are just a few.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not learn something new. I love expanding my horizons!
Oh, how I love to write! I have two books in the works. And, I have notes all over the place all with ideas of stories! I have three blogs that I write. One of my blogs is a writing challenge and I have so much fun choosing a photo from the thousands that I have taken, and then creating an opening line that goes with the photo. If you like to write, come and join me and the many others who write for my blog! It is Mondays Finish the Story. I also write for two other challenges. They are Friday Fictioneers, and Sunday Photo Fiction.
And, this now brings me to the point where I am to nominate another for the “Blog Hop.” This is where it gets difficult! I follow so many wonderful blogs…all of which I enjoy immensely!
As I sat and thought about this, hard choice that it is, I nominate Michael over at Morpethroad.
Be well and thank you again Anneli for passing this on to me!