The initial inspiration to write, was to make sure that some of my family history was recorded in some way. My Mother was another really big influence as well. I grew up with severe dyslexia as a young child and was always very reluctant to do any writing or reading type of things in a recreational way. My mother spent a lot of her energy my entire life convincing me to not allow myself to build walls and limitation around myself because of it. She taught me to be a very effective communicator and that build my confidence and gave me the courage (even as an adult) to attempt to write a book.