Why Fiction?

When I was young, I could never decide what kind of career I wanted to pursue.  There were so many fascinating options out there.  I wanted to be an archaeologist, an artist, a park ranger, an actor, a clothing designer, or even an accountant.  

But the thing I loved most of all was reading.  Fiction is the one place where anything is possible.  It was that realization that made me want to be a writer.  

With fiction, I could have any career that interested me.  I could be an archaeologist searching for a hidden Anasazi ruin.  I could be a bohemian artist living in Greenwich Village.  I could be park ranger in any national park that I wanted.  I could be a famous actor that designs clothes.  I could even be an accountant.  

How fun is that?