Sky Jordan is an author living out her dream of publishing the stories and characters that have resided with her since she was a child. An avid lover of both fantasy and horror, her stories reflect both of these qualities with twists and turns into the realms of shadow and the unexpected.
She lives with her husband and son in a small rural town where the dark forests are just a moment away.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story that I can remember writing was written on my grandfather's old computer, the kind that still took 5.5-inch floppy disks and was simply green text on a black background. It was about a little girl who discovered a talking flower who became her best friend. It was called "The Talking Flower" and was written when I was six years old.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
While I know my family read me many stories, the first one that I remember reading for myself was "The Hobbit." I was six, and insisted to my grandmother that I could read it. So I plopped down on the couch and started reading. It was the first true novel I ever read. My grandmother even took a photo to commemorate it.
That book showed me that the people in stories can be flawed. Not everything is perfect, mistakes are made, and sometimes there isn't a happy ending, only a bittersweet one. I entered a world that was nothing like mine yet had so many elements that were the same, where things I loved like spiders and forests were terrifying and magic was real. I stood with Bilbo to face Smaug, the spiders, and felt his dismay as the dwarves played with his dishes. And I hope I can make the worlds I write as real to those who read as they are to me, just like Tolkien did so long ago.