Please join me in welcoming Kim Rendfeld this morning. I hope you enjoy getting ot know her as much as I have.
When did you first start writing?
I probably started storytelling by playing with my dolls. In middle school, I switched to drawing. Yet I’ve always enjoyed reading and fell in love with the Lord of the Rings series as an adolescent. I got the writing bug when I was in high school. I sketched stories for four fantasy novels and even typed up a fantasy on a typewriter I named Cecil.
What did you do with your earliest efforts? Did anyone read them? Did you still have them?
I remember telling my best friend about two of my stories and showed her some of my sketches and maybe some of what I typed, but my earliest efforts wound up in a desk drawer. Then I went off to college and thought of them only sometimes, intending to get back to them someday. I was distracted by college studies, then a career in journalism.
I don’t know what happened to those stories. They might be in a box in my barn or my mother’s basement. Continue reading