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I have been writing since I was old enough to scribble my name across a notebook page. Thankfully, my mom kept every single story I have ever written. With the recent release of my first novel, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and reread them. The earliest attempts were silly drawings of imaginary animals with their (rather inventive, if I do say so myself) names beneath them. But as time went on, the stories got longer and much more interesting. I filled blank journals with handwritten novels, complete with illustrations. By college my short stories were really getting good—all twists and unexpected endings ala M. Night Shyamalan. My creative writing professor gave me an A+ and told me I had what it takes.
Flash forward to today. After putting writing on the back burner to have a family and pursue another passion (photography), I picked up the pencil again—in a figurative sense, anyway. Although the majority of my writing is done on my laptop, the feeling I get is the same as when I created those imaginary animals—pure exhilaration and childlike wonder at the magic of storytelling.
I love writing stories readers can become immersed in. Stories that leave you simultaneously wanting more and believing in happy endings. I love creating characters you cannot help but fall in love with. Characters you can laugh with, cry with, and wish were your best friend. It's funny, but by the time I finish writing a book, I truly feel that they are just that—friends.
I cannot wait to see what the future holds for my writing.
Thank you so much for coming along for the ride.
Praise for Ditching Mr. Darcy
"It‘s one of the finest books I‘ve ever read! If you love Jane Austen and especially Pride and Prejudice as much as I do you will love this book. It captured me from the first until the very last page! It is very well written and keeps you imagining what will happen in the end all throughout the book, even though you already know a great deal of the story from the original ‚Pride and Prejudice‘. The twists and turns, as well as the lovely writing style made me cry, laugh and get goose bumps all in turns and I‘m thankful for those lovely hours I could spend reading this wonderful book and enjoying it so much!"