I was inspired by life, movies, people, artists. I have been writing for six years now. Writing is my main occupation. I am active in social media. My books can be found on Amazon.
I’ve been writing for fun now and then for pretty much my whole life, but it’s only been in the last 10 years or so that I’ve written any fiction that was, what I’d call, semi-serious or possibly intended for an audience. I’ve been a journalist since I graduated college but that’s a different kind of writing and editing.
As soon as Minette Lauren was old enough to write, she composed a play in one act about the love of Seth and Beth, inspired by the movie, Gone with the Wind. Not deterred by the play’s questionable success, she has been in love with writing ever since. She travels often and takes advantage of anyplace with a view that inspires her to write. Lauren now resides in Texas, where she co-writes with good friend Zoe Tasia under the pen name, Zari Reede. Lauren loves to write outdoors by her pool, with her five furry writing muses.
As a child, Zoe Tasia idolized Barbara Eden, star of I Dream of Jeannie. However, she would have ditched the astronaut and married Captain Kirk. She can't blink and make magic nor did she wed a Starfleet officer. Instead, life had something better in store for her. She explores her imagination as a writer, is married to an understanding Greek, has two grown sons, and a crazy cat that thinks it's a dog. Now she resides in the great state of Texas, where everything's bigger and better, or so she's told by the natives. When she's not giving her make-believe friends full rein, she enjoys the opera, ballet, well-chilled champagne and books, lots and lots of books.
Becoming an author has been a dream of mine since a teen. I have been developing ideas and topics for a long, long time. But one day I knew my messages could and would inspire others when shared, so I became an author. I have been officially writing motivating and inspiring books for 3 years. Although I enjoy writing, my passion that pays is being a mental health and addiction therapist.