I was introduced to reading at a young age. My mother was determined that I become literate quickly and would read to me often, so much so that I memorized an entire 60-page book.
My grandmother, though, takes credit for my addiction to reading. She was a librarian and introduced me to the joy that is reading. It is no coincidence my fire World of Myth book is dedicated to her.
My journey from avid reader to aspiring author took its first turn in High School after I read Dune by Frank Herbert. It was a great challenge for me at the age of 14, but I was so impressed with it that I began to imagine my own stories.
What I wish to accomplish as an author is do for my readers what I want other authors to do for me. I wish to be transported to another world when I read books. I want to get so absorbed that I lose track of everything around me. I remember one time I was so sucked into reading a novel that I didn't even realize my wife was trying to vacuum under my feet!
If I can accomplish this for you, then I have done my duty. Good luck, and happy hunting.