I have been an avid reader since before I could read, forcing my mother to read to me constantly. I began my love of fantasy with Grimm's Fairy Tales and Greek Mythology, but it quickly evolved into a love of many different genres: fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction (ancient times through the Renaissance), spy/military, action/adventure, and mystery. But fantasy always remained at the top of my list. I have a weakness for well-developed, interesting fantasy or science fiction worlds, and my desire to create my own prompted me to begin writing down some of the many ideas I had.
Being the oldest child, I was the "leader" of my siblings, and my love of magical worlds and complex stories showed up early, as my younger sister and I would spend hours building castles and setting up cities to play what many would call an amateur role-playing game. My first attempt at a novel fell completely apart. That process taught me that I am very much a plotter, and, two years later, I have a completed draft. I love my story, and I love my world, so my hope is to turn this into a series (even if it never gets published).
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