Sally Jo Pitts
Why I Started Writing:
I have an innate love for learning, and learning to write has been a part of that. As a youngster, for fun, I wrote storylines that played out like movies in my head. The enjoyment of reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries and Alfred Hitchcock stories with twist endings translated into creative writing in high school. At one point, I thought I would major in English education, but life choices took me in a different direction. Even though I was a home economics teacher, high school guidance counselor, and am currently a private investigator in my husband’s agency, the underlying desire to write has remained. I have a swirl of story ideas in my head. I feel compelled to shape them into fiction stories that will inspire, entertain and encourage others
Authors Who Have Influenced Me:
Authors who have influenced me most are Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck with their help and encouragement through My Book Therapy and Learn How to Write a Novel. They pen captivating stories with interesting characters and plotlines. My favorite Susan May Warren book is Nothing but Trouble. My favorite book of Rachel’s is How to Catch a Prince. I also enjoy the descriptive expertise of Raymond Chandler and Robert Ludlum and the Ivy Malone mysteries by Lorena McCourtney.
Books I Have Written:
And Then Blooms Love, book one of my Hamilton Harbor Legacy series, is about a wedding florist who is surprised to discover she’s married to the groom.
What I'm Working On Now:
Final edits are underway for book two, Stumbling Upon Romance, in the Hamilton Harbor Legacy series. A clumsy dog groomer who wants to change crashes into a handyman who wants to be left alone, but they discover some collisions are worth having. I’m also working on the rewrite of book three, Designed for Love. During a fundraiser competition to save a historic southern landmark in Hamilton Harbor, interior designer opposites attract, but it could be curtains for their relationship when an ulterior motive is uncovered.