My name is Erik Kenneth Nelson. Born August 29th, 1987. I first became interested in the world of books when I was about seven years old. It was in my second grade class when my teacher introduced the class to the Goosebumps series by R.L Stine. At the time, I only saw reading a book as homework and not as a personal pleasure. However, when I saw the cover of the first book of the series, I was sold. From there on, I read all the Goosebumps books that I could lay my hands on until about the fifth grade when I lost interest in them. It wasn't until freshmen year of high school when my love for books would return. Ironically, my love for books returned when I was at the video store. When I had trouble finding a movie, my father suggested the movie "Carrie" with Sissy Spacek. When I noticed that it was based on a novel by Stephen King, I immediately checked out the book at the school library. After I was finished reading it, not only did my love for reading returned but I also received something else; my goal in life; to become a writer. With every author comes a different style on how to write and I had a real difficult time finding my style until the year twenty-ten. After I completed my first novel, I tried my hand at traditional publishing by sending query letters to agencies. Because of the large amount of competition, I met no success. I actually almost felt like giving up until I found out that R.L Stine was coming to town to promote his latest adult book; "Red Rain." Not only did I get a chance to meet my childhood idol, I also got my passion for writing back. I then remembered how I knew many people from Twitter who were self publishing and how my father told me about Smashwords after reading about it in Time Magazine. So here I am now; on Smashwords and ready for anything!
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Ian Johnson sees high school as an opportunity to get bullied and nothing else. But one day, things start to change as Ian’s personality suddenly changes after he suffers a mental breakdown. In the midst of his breakdown, the school comes under siege and the perpetrators are able to get the police to stand down. As they shoot more faculty and students, they feel satisfied until they meet Ian.
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