Doris's journey as a writer began as a child inspired to write, the journey continued through junior High School, and Creative Writing courses at the College Level under Lucille Clifton.
Doris even has a few poems "created" as the "muse hit me" on napkins and other assorted kinds of papers.
Doris's children and experiences of teaching at the elementary school inspired her to write children's books.
As a child, Doris wrote poetry, but wrote "Teddy", in the early 1990's and tucked him away since, there wasn't any offers of publication from "traditional" publishers.
A few years later, Doris discovered the world of Self- Publishing and had the additional finances to pursue it. She brought "Teddy" out of hiding. The sight of "Teddy" in print for the first time, even though, it wasn't the final version, was such a rewarding part of self-publishing for Doris.
The "reward" came with "challenges". Doris dealt with communication barriers with the publisher. It's a very long and complicated process to get published but this will not stop her from publishing again. Doris still plans to learn the ropes of publishing while also finding the time to write.
Doris's published books are available for purchase at Xlibris Publishing www.xlibrispublishing.com; "The Life and Times of Teddy, the Bear: II (title not finalized) and "The Alliterative Alphabet" (still in the works and almost ready to be illustrated).
Doris enjoys the following "Hobbies" in her spare time, photography, cooking, writing, and traveling. Favorite Books of Doris consist of multiple genres, "The Giving Tree," "Where the sidewalk ends," "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," "The Biology of Success," anything Seuss, and anything Sci-Fi- - especially the 2001 books.