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(view spoiler)[Hello Frances I am happy to have a chance to ask a questions. I have been a fan for a while and hope to one day become as a good a writer as you are. The question I have for you - How did you know you wanted to be writer and how long before you were actually discovered? (hide spoiler)]
Hope not to discourage you!! For so many years, I wrote poetry that very few people read. It was difficult to publish my first prose work--Under the Tuscan Sun. Finally,middle age, it happened and I have been astonished at the "legs" that personal book acquired. I started writing at age nine! My recent memoir, Under Magnolia, chronicles my literary journey as a young person.