I was born in Japan, raised in central California, and am now lucky enough to live in New York City. I've wanted to write for so long, and decided to celebrate my birthday by finally doing it! Anyone, everyone who wants to, DO IT. Write what you love, what makes you happy, otherwise what's the point? There's nothing like getting a tearful text from an advance copy beta reader asking, "Why?? Why did you do that to her?!" Being a substitute teacher for fifteen years gave me some good ideas for what today's younger readers would enjoy, and I hope you do :o)
To Kill A Mockingbird, Lonesome Dove, The Goldfinch, Watership Down, Bridget Jones' Diary, Anne of Green Gables, The Girl In A Swing, Bag of Bones, The Stand,
Don't dream it, be it.