Cookin' Up Murder (Davidson & Welsh Investigations Book One)
by D.J. Adamson
Genre: Cozy Mystery
I WRITE, THEREFORE, I AM
How do you identify yourself?
I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a professor.
I am a writer.
This last was the hardest for me to admit, yet I think it is the largest part of me. My mother said I came out of the womb holding a pencil and a piece of paper. OUCH! I think she meant that I have been questioning and writing for as long as she or I could remember.
I wrote my first book when I was about six. I didn’t appreciate the “isn’t that cute” comments. I wrote another book when I was ten. This time, I didn’t show it to my parents, expecting the same type of platitude; instead, I showed it to my teacher. She said I should rethink the idea of being an artist (I drew my graphics), but she thought I should be a writer.
“But I am a writer,” I quipped. Hadn’t I just shown her my new book?
After that, I secreted my writing. I didn’t show it to anyone. I did send it out to a couple of journals my librarian told me about. My first poem was published when I was twelve. I continued writing in whatever venue I found time for while swimming to stay afloat in the river of life. I journaled every night before going to bed. I wrote notes on what I had dreamed when I woke in the morning. I wrote down bits of conversation I overheard—my most favorite pastime is “eavesdropping.” The books I wrote, I put in a closet for some day when I had more time.
I am a wife. I am a mother. I am now a retired professor.
But, if you asked me what encompassed my soul, it would be writing. That is my spiritual self. The gift given to me to bring into this world. The one part of me that has never strayed as life got in the way or while I was doggie-paddling along.
I am, therefore, I write.
Who are you?
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About the Author
D. J. Adamson is an accomplished author known for her captivating storytelling and engaging characters. She has established herself as a prominent figure in the world of mystery and suspense fiction. Her work draws inspiration from classic detective novels and contemporary thrillers. Adamson's literary journey began at a young age, and she continued the journey through her life, recently embarking on her work with novels and her exceptional ability to create immersive worlds and multifaceted characters. She developed her own unique style that combines elements of suspense, intrigue and psychological depth. Beyond her novels, Adamson has contributed to various literary journals and anthologies, sharing her insights and expertise with fellow writers and enthusiasts. Her work has gained a loyal following and her novels praised for their intricate plotting and masterful storytelling. When not immersed in the world of writing, Adamson enjoys the Central CA coast, traveling, and the outdoors. She also engages with her readers through various platforms, fostering a strong connection and appreciation for the support she receives from her dedicated fan base. Readers can connect with her through her website at www.djadamson.com.
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