We decided to feature some of our founding authors over the next week. We asked them all the same two questions:
- What made you become an author?
- Which one of your books would you like more readers to discover?
Here’s what Theresa Troutman, M.C. Cerny, and Katrina Marie had to say…
“I love creating new worlds for readers to explore. I fell in love with reading as a child and started writing my own adventures as a teenager. Life is hard and readers deserve to be transported to a happy place to escape the everyday stresses of life. I believe in realistic stories that show love, friendship, family, but always with a happily ever after.”
“If there’s one book that has always stayed with me, it was Where The Red Fern Grows. I don’t think I ever cried so hard reading a book back then and it was that story that left me a little wounded and wondering what would have happened if the ending was different. Part of me has always been a writer, but over the past few years, I wanted particular stories or happy endings. The books I had been reading weren’t leaving me feeling complete and so I started tinkering with ideas and writing dialogue between characters I made up. Before I realized what I was doing I had a 90k word book written and no idea what to do with it. I’ve since unpublished that book to rewrite it. Ha! I’d say I fell into writing, but kept it as more of a hobby for several years before I learned about Indie publishing and took a chance on myself. It’s been one of the best adventures I’ve set out on to date, and whenever I need to write a gut wrenching scene, I always reach for my battered and bruised paperback copy of Where The Red Fern Grows.”
“I’ve always told stories. I remember sitting in the living room with my cousins and making up stories about all sorts of imaginary adventures. I didn’t get serious about it until a couple of years ago when I had a story wiggling around in the back of my head begging to be told. Tracy Wolff, Staci Hart and Kandi Steiner are some of my biggest inspirations, and I probably wouldn’t be writing if it wasn’t for them. Here, I am, 12 books later with more stories hanging out in my head, waiting to be told.”