Glenda Norwood Petz
I am a native south Floridian from a small rural town on the banks of Lake Okeechobee known as Pahokee. Growing up, I did what most Floridians do – spent weekends at the beach and fishing on the lake. In July 2009, my husband and I left Florida and moved to Indiana to be closer to our oldest daughter and grandchildren. I do not regret leaving Florida and have never looked back.
I thoroughly believe that I was born with a book in my hand. I am an avid reader. My favorite author is Stephen King, but I also enjoy reading Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, and many, many others.
I have been writing stories ever since I could hold a pencil. My imagination runs quite rampant sometimes and is very active, which is quite beneficial when making up stories.
I’m an excellent cook who prefers southern style dishes, like cornbread, grits, and fried chicken. I love baking and make all my cookies from scratch.
As a writer, I live by the mantra that “no author on earth can please every reader every time, but there will always be an author who can please some readers some of the time.” I’m notorious for extensive proofreading and editing and don’t consider a book completed unless I’m satisfied with it. If it isn’t appealing to me, then I can’t expect it to be appealing to anyone else.
A lot of my stories are the result of real-life experiences. For instance, A Requiem for Revenge was born from a nightmare I was plagued with for over a year. The injury that Dee Dee suffers in Ghost Girl actually happened to me. Fifty years later, there is still a small lump on the left side of my forehead. I did not, however, start seeing ghosts following the injury, but I did see lots of birds and stars!
I love hearing from my readers and enjoy receiving feedback, advice, ideas, and general comments.
General correspondence should be sent to my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. I always answer.