Curtiss Ann Matlock
I have been writing and publishing novels for nearly thirty years. (Where did those years go? I started when I was five, ha!) My novels are published world-wide by Mira Books, Silhouette Books, and Avon Books. Through the years I have received recognition in awards and seeing my books on bestseller lists. What my writing has given me most, though, is meeting people I would not have otherwise met, including myself. My latest novel is Little Town, Great Big Life, the eighth and final book in the Valentine Series. The Books page contains a listing of all my books.
This blog is for myself as a writer, but more, myself as a woman experiencing this amazing life down here on earth. Quite a number of years ago, at a point when I was ill in body, mind, and spirit from what was then little known Celiac Disease, I was introduced to the discipline of a daily gratitude list and journaling. This discipline proved to shine a powerful light of hope and faith into my life. It has helped me to know who I am, to remember the truths I already know, to navigate the sometimes bumpy journey. On the dark days, those days that I cannot seem to string together two positive thoughts in a row without my brain exploding, the discipline has been my saving grace. It has enabled me to find my footing. On those days when I’ve felt as if I could fly, the discipline has grounded me and given my high spirit direction.
I have for many years shared my writings with dear friends, who have shared theirs with me. In the sharing, we were all helped. Now, with this blog, it is my aim to pass on the hope and encouragement, and hopefully a bit of laughter.
And, after all, a writer writes to be read.