Ever since I was a kid I loved to play with words. My parents had good vocabularies so that rubbed off on me. I would always make puns and I really enjoyed that. I also greatly enjoyed reading. In English classes I enjoyed reading the classic works which we were "forced" to read in school. Writing reports etc came naturally to me. In fact, it was so easy that it never occurred to me that I had any special talent. I felt that it was so easy that anyone could do it. Then I moved to Israel and I got a job translating news from Hebrew to English for a weekly newsletter. Eventually, I got another job writing and that's how I got into it.