Monthly Meeting–Saturday, May 2, 2015 Ramon Ballard will present information about

Monthly Meeting–Saturday, May 2, 2015 Ramon Ballard will present  information about

Ramon Ballard will present  information about You can learn how to use the site to your best advantage. Find out how to find agents, query, and track your queries.
I grew up in Salt Lake City and was invisible throughout my schooldays (due to my shyness). I had the lonely child's habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons. Invisibility has definite advantages, especially when combined with a vivid imagination. I created magical fantasy worlds with magical inhabitants. 

Time does not stand still.  Fantasy worlds evolve into mundane, everyday life. As I grew older, my whimsical travels to far off places diminished and my invisibility slowly faded into visibility. All foolish realms were forgotten, pushed to the farthest regions of my mind. I grew up, but a small part of my mind, the part stuffed with imaginary worlds, refused to get older. I must have a Peter Pan soul.
I would tell the stories, once only heard by my imaginary friends, to my own children. Alas children, like time, do not stand still, and grow too old for such nonsense. But, I still loved my stories and would tell my wife that one day I would write a great children's novel. One day my life was changed forever when my wife told me to "shut up and write." It seems that life has a way of going in full circles. Late at night, I find myself having conversations with imaginary persons.
The rest is or will be history.
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