This is in response to Ben Huberman’s Blog Challenge: Origin Story.
My mother and I have always bonded over books. As a child she would read them to me, and I fell in love with the stories. When she finally got too busy with college, I finished the book she was reading to me, Dragonquest by Anne McCaffery, and continued on into The White Dragon on my own.
But eventually the stories contained in books weren’t enough. I started writing fanfiction, even for school writing assignments. I would twist the world of other authors to include my own characters and then change the stories accordingly. Soon fanfiction couldn’t sate me either. I began creating my own worlds.
Thus began my life as a writer. Full universes have blossomed from my passion and imagination. My only hope is, when released into the world, that just one person comes to love these stories as much as I do.