I have many favorite authors, but my favorite author discovered on Smashwords is Elizabeth Hunter. She does an amazing job writing characters that are interesting and realistic. You know it's a good character when you wish you could meet them in real life. Another author I love is Nancy Gideon. She also writes characters that are memorable and exciting to read.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I enjoy using Goodreads as a resource for finding new books. Joining a group discussion is a great way to learn about new authors. Many groups even have threads that promote free or low cost books.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story, but I do remember sitting in the back row of my 6th grade class bored out of my mind. I was near the bookshelf and ended up pulling a science fiction book off the shelf to read while the teacher was teaching. I was hooked! That was when I first started to love reading. And it was the first of many, many teachers who had to say, "Put that book away and pay attention!"
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