I was so glad to read that you enjoy my stories because they are based on things that I see or that happened to me. It is kind of you to suggest that I should write a story about when I was little, but change the name of the character to Emmy. I might do that someday. Emmy is a good name, but so is Hayley! To answer your last question, I have been writing since I was in elementary school in Alberta, where I grew up, and where fresh lobsters were hard to come by.