Today I am ‘talking’ with Marianne Arkins about why I wrote “Last Chance Rescue” from a male point of view. Here’s how the post starts:
“Did you consider yourself a tomboy?”
When I was a kid, all the neighborhood kids ran around together. We were a mini-gang and we were outdoors all the time, climbing on jungle gyms, playing tag and hide-and-seek, creating chalk drawings, running through sprinklers or building elaborate snow forts.
I never fell out of a tree. I never broke a bone. I didn’t play organized sports (not that I didn’t want to, but that’s another story).
I didn’t have dolls, but I had LOTS of stuffed animals, each with their own name and personality (hmm … the early writer in me??).
So…no…I never felt like a tomboy!