A 20-year Air Force career, time as a manager at a computer operations company, wife, mother, sister and volunteer, provides a rich background for Connie Cockrell's story-telling.
Cockrell grew up in upstate NY, just outside of Gloversville, NY before she joined the military at age 18. Having lived in Europe, Great Britain, and several places around the United States, she now lives in Payson, AZ with her husband: hiking, gardening, and playing bunko. She writes about whatever comes into her head so her books could be in any genre. She's published fourteen books so far, has been included in five different anthologies and been published on EveryDayStories.com. Connie's always on the lookout for a good story idea.
Upon hearing about the 2011 National Novel Writing Month challenge from her daughter, Cockrell asked, "How hard could it be?" Her daughter gave her a copy of Larry Brook's book, Story Engineering two weeks before National Novel Writing Month began. She read the book, outlined her story in post-its on the back of the closet door, and finished that challenge of 50,000 words in 30 days! Now the ideas for stories never seem to end, prompted by casual statements, by friends, documentaries on television, even hikes. She continues to pursue her random thoughts for story ideas. Be careful, you may be one of them.
She can be found at www.conniesrandomthoughts.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ConniesRandomThoughts or on Twitter at: @ConnieCockrell
- Payson, Arizona
- JoinedFebruary 21, 2013