Sweetgum Life, A Little Introduction
One of the Facebook groups that I follow suggested that I make an introduction of myself. So here goes…
Where in the World is Jachin, Alabama??
I am Stephanie L. Robertson and am from a little unincorporated town that may not be on the map anymore: Jachin, Alabama. Trust me, most peeps have never heard of Jachin or even the nearby town of Butler, population–oh, about 2,000 souls.
Jachin Grocery, Cows, and a Pony!
My parents took over my grandparents’ little country store, Jachin Grocery, and purchased some of the Lindsey family land behind the enterprise. Dad raised stock cattle (mostly black Angus, a Hereford or two, Brahman, and a Semmentol bull at one point that we named Semme.) He showed Tennessee Walking Horses (practically unheard of in south Alabama), and I eventually got every girl’s dream: a pony.
I went to the University of Alabama and then moved to Huntsville, Alabama to teach school.
How I became a Professional Writer
I loved kids, but knew teaching wasn’t for me. After stepping back, I realized that I wanted to write and work in one of those shiny, sparkling R&D buildings in Research Park. Meanwhile, I met and married the love of my life!
I enjoyed work as a technical writer before I left to be a F/T mom. Still, I kept up my work by tutoring some of my Asian friends in English and then freelance writing.
To Write a Book
Back in–oh, 2012 or so, I decided to write a book, which I did. Next, I wrote a dystopian book…still working on it so I can “pitch” it at writer’s conference in May.
And, as my daughter says, the future awaits!
Getting to Know You
Your turn! One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting new online friends and reading comments. I’d love to hear from you!