I think flashbacks are overrated. One well-placed flashback per book is OK, if it gives background to your story, but it’s best to try to avoid jumping back and forth too often. It can be very disorienting to your reader.
My current client recently told me that she used to want to write children’s books, and now that she has written a book for adults, she doesn’t think she wants to write any more books. Here is food for inspiration:
I want to get my first blog in before the clock strikes midnight. This is by way of introduction to me. My name is Denise Fuller. I used to be a youth librarian in a public library, and I was also a school librarian for a year and a nanny for a year.