Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read was Much ado about nothing. I remember taking the journey the characters took. Feeling what they felt, hearing what they heard. It was like magic to me. I have never forgotten that power.
When did you first start writing?
When I was ten.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Magicians Nephew, because it gave life to the whole series of Narnia. The Phantom tollbooth, because I love the way the author played with words. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish, because it reminds me that writing doesn't have to always be serious. Do androids dream of electric sheep, because it showed me images I had never seen before. I'm going to cheat a nit on this one, and say the Harry Potter series, because they were very well done. And sparked the imagination of a whole new generation of people.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
LIfe. Everyday is a new chance, a new story, an new journey. It excites me to see what is next. no two days are the same. Just like no two stories are the same. Even the same story told by two people is different.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a gamer. I love new games, as they are interactive stories. I'm an explorer, as there is always something new to see. But above all, I care for and walk the journey of life with my family.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that people might see something in my writing that inspires them to whatever their journey is.
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