It was a difficult decision to become a writer and make the transition. It took more than a year to come together. But I wrote and published my first book when I was 48. Since 2008, I’ve ghostwritten over 37 nonfiction and fiction books, written dozens of novellas, short stories and vignettes, and hundreds of essays, posts, and articles. Since 2009 (through my company Adducent), I’ve helped publish 80+authors and 94 titles (as of this writing).
I came across the photo used for this story cover. It made me wonder who lived and worked in that shop on that street… and that led to this little story for my daughters (and perhaps for others to consider its meaning and maybe share). If your life feels less than full… consider what the young woman in this story decided to do.
The Black Orchid is a creative nonfiction story based on actual experience and events. Creative nonfiction takes events, facts, history… life… and turns them into a narrative that reads like a novel. And it can be just as compelling, page-turning addictive, and story-immersive for the reader as any work of fiction.