My name is Marcia Clarke; I am a wife, mother, grandmother, big sister, friend, and freelance writer, among other things. Writing is a passion, it is in my genes.
As a child growing up in Panama, my dad worked for one of the local newspapers, The Star & Herald. First as a typesetter and later on as a news reporter. In the process, instilling in me and my siblings a love for reading and writing. Having us read the daily news, was how Dad ensured we learned new words; whenever we came across a word whose meaning we did not know–he quickly sent us to go look it up in the dictionary. A practice I continue to this day.
Inspiration for writing comes from many sources: family, everyday life, travel destinations, home; anything that calls my attention. I am always on the lookout for something to write about and lately, I’ve also been taking my camera everywhere I go.
What inspires you? Do share!