Deciding to go with someone from the present, I must say one of the most inspirational persons in my life is my friend and fellow author, Sue Myers.
I met Sue several years ago through the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland group. However, I didn’t get to know her until I joined a critique group of which she is a member and then she received a contract from the same publisher as I. We got to know one another by going to SinCC meetings together and talking extensively about our work and goals.
Being a bit on the shy side, Sue has helped me emerge from my tendency to react like a turtle and withdraw into myself. She has fantastic marketing ideas and shares everything she learns at seminars and conferences with all who want to hear. As a critique partner, she is truthful and provides critique that stimulates me to do better.
Aside from our writing, I have found Sue to have a very positive outlook on life in general. Negative people tend to drag me down. Fortunately, Sue has quite the opposite effect on me. This woman would do anything to help someone in need and I believe she’d literally give someone the shirt off her back if she thought he or she needed it.
So, I would have to say without any doubt, Sue Myers is one of the most inspirational individuals I’ve ever met. And, I’ve been around a long time!
Until next time.