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 I’ve since unpublished that book to rewrite it.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.”

Check back Wednesday for stories from Simone Leigh and Jade C. Jamison!

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