My Bio on the affinityebooks.com web site has most of the riveting broad-strokes of life story so I will focus on The Little Known Factoids.
I’m the older of two siblings of the limited MacGill Clan.
For my third birthday, I got a new tricycle. One hour later, while riding on the front sidewalk, my neighbor, Dickie Roscomb asked if he could ride it. I said no, and he pushed me off and took it away. His mother told and he couldn’t tried it for the rest of the day. (still carrying a little bit of a grudge).
Following my first surgery (tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy) at approximately age six, my grateful mother promised me anything I wanted for dinner because I had been so *good*. I asked for and got steak and chocolate cake.
In fourth grade, I had a pet squirrel named “Perry” that I carried around in my shirt pocket. This did not endear me to my teachers.
My academic career was less than spectacular and I compensated with humor. (But it wasn’t till age thirty-five that I learned I needed reading glasses.)
In junior high, my goal was to become a missionary. In high school, I wanted to become an artist then an actor. Ten years after that, I decided to be a nurse.Guess what? Now I’m a writer!
I love to travel and some of my favorite adventures: the former Soviet Union, Scotland (favorite), Ireland, England, Paris, Acapulco, Mazatlan, Belize, and numerous places in our United States.
No drugs, No jail time, No tattoos, No felonies.
I’ve collected small trophies for softball and canoeing.
For six years, I was an Associate of The School Sisters of Saint Francis and seriously considered joining.
For two years, I volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children. (one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.)
Some of my favorite things: my two dogs—Dalwhinnie and Poppy, squirrels, single malt scotch, Tillamook sharp cheddar, New Mexico Sunsets, the mountains, the beach on Ambergris Caye, all kinds of music,Thanksgiving, a warm sweatshirt, sleeping through the night, a good book, a good review, a warm hug from a loved one, laughing hard,clean sheets, a fun road trip, swimming, champagne and a good dinner at nice restaurant.
Probably more than you needed, but that’s only scratching the surface.