I am a storyteller. Any time I use language, either in speaking or writing, I tell a story. I can’t help it. Someone once asked me if I could ever turn it off. I responded, “Why would I ever want to do that?” I started my career as a high school English teacher, holding the dreaded red pen over thousands of essays for seventeen years. When I lost the passion for teaching others how to write, I knew it was finally time to put the pen to paper and do what writers do. So I wrote. And I still write. After gigs as a reporter, columnist, editor, publisher, and public relations director, I’m now a full-time writer. I write my blog, and I have several novels in various stages of production. I’m also putting myself through an independent study program on how to use social media and the web. I published three novels and one work of nonfiction traditionally.
I was born and raised in Michigan. Then Florida beckoned, and I moved there in 1980 and raised my daughter on 20 acres in rural northern Florida with my first husband. After my divorce, and while working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a public relations director, I reconnected with a lost love from my teenage years in Michigan. He lived in Pittsburgh and when we married, I left Florida for the Steel City. All the places I’ve lived thus far share a part of my heart. But the biggest part of my heart goes to my daughter Anna and my new husband, Robert.
I write about life and love; I write about wildlife; I write about the environment; I write about climate change; I write about my love of outdoor activities, from gardening to kayaking. In this blog, I express my philosophy for thoughtful living on this planet whether it concerns other human beings, wildlife, or the changing environment.
Live lightly and responsibly. And above all else, laugh, love, and live with passion.
Please visit my website, P.C. Zick for my ramblings on anything and everything to do with the world of publishing and writing. I interview other authors and write book reviews, when the spirit moves me to do so.