YES, YOU CAN! I remember being gently nudged into what my parents thought of as ‘more practical’ careers vs going for the gold and becoming an author out of the starting gate. When I was a young woman, writing, dancing, painting, etc were seen as hobbies, but not serious career options—particularly for women. At least in my middle-class neighborhood and family. We didn’t know any professional artists, so always thought that was for a select few, not us.

Fast forward a few decades, and here I am, writing full time and loving every minute of it. Luckily, it won’t take a new generation of young women to start earlier than I did. One of those budding, young writers, Anna, and her enlightened mother and youth librarian, recently sent me a link to a site useful to anyone considering ways in which they can write for a living. A youth services librarian, LouAnne Taylor, put us in touch.

I’d like to thank them for the information and am happy to share it here with you. Just click on the link below.


To all writers and future authors, young and old, I say Go For It!