According to her mother, Elysia is already a huge fan of mine. She has always wanted to be a librarian, but wants to write also. When she learned I’ve done both, her mother said I’ve been Elysia’s hero ever since.
Isn’t that the greatest thing ever? To not be able to leap buildings with a single bound, or stop a ship from plowing into a port city single-handed, but to be able to share stories with girls and boys who someday could very well be sharing their own stories and “moving” readers with their adventurous tales for younger generations to read–to me that is the most wondrous thing of all.
A quote from her mom and Elysia: “She is halfway through [The Dark Fae] and said, “OMG Mom this is getting really good!! I can’t put it down!”
And that is the best compliment an author can ever receive.
What could be better than reading The Dark Fae, drinking hot chocolate at Groundhouse Coffee on a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, while mom’s reading a much different book and drinking coffee?
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you, Elysia, for loving my stories. And to her mom, who loves my adult stories, too!!! 🙂
One of my favorite YA authors is Amelia Atwater Rhodes. She wrote as a young girl and how I wished when I was penning stories at her age, I had been published, too. That’s what I love about creating stories. We can do it at any age, and share them with our friends and family and someday even the world.
What was the first book you read that you couldn’t get enough of? And had to read more of what the author wrote?
Thanks for dropping by and sharing your comments with me.
One lucky winner will receive an ebook copy of The Dark Fae, international giveaway.
Thanks again to Elysia and her mom who shared this with me. And good luck, Elysia! All your dreams will come true with perseverance and determination!
Have a super great Monday! And if you have a moment, pass along your joy of reading to others!
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There weren’t alot of books for young people . At least that I had heard of in the 50’s. I did however have a fascination with a book series that set my imagination loose. WINNIE THE POOH. He’s many adventures with his friends keep me and my friends spellbound. Now the books are a little more mature now but I assure you for a young person at that time Pooh was quite the adventurer. Keeping his honey pot safe and fighting the floods took alot of daring do. Least we not forget Eore. TV was just coming out and not many people had them. So having a stash of Pooh under your bad was a treasure in my neighborhood. Now that I have made myself feel older then dirt lol. I always look forward to reading Terrys books. I really enjoy them. They are a diffinite step up from Pooh. 🙂
LOL, Pam, thanks!!! I didn’t read Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, but there was a boy series I picked up at garage sale when I was a kid and I loved it–mystery, adventure, lots of science–that I have to admit I skipped over–my bad, love geology, botany, and biology, but this was more chemistry and physics. I don’t recall the series, but it was the first like that I’d ever read and I was hooked.
I was a big Nancy Drew & Trixie Belden fan way, way back in the day, lol, but the first two books I ever read that really “moved” me emotionally were: Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls and I Am David by Anne Holm. After those two books, my mind was totally blown by how powerful words could move you so much.
I so agree, Judi! One of my favorites was Last of the Mohicans. After that, I read every book on Native Americans that I could get my hands on. 🙂
I never did read Last Of The Mohicans, but I really love the movie! Other movies that blew my mind were Braveheart, Dances With Wolves, The Patriot and I’m currently having a major addiction to Game Of Thrones & Vikings!
Judi, I loved the book and the movie! Yes, loved Braveheart, Dances with Wolves and The Patriot. I haven’t seen Game of Thrones, must check it out. I did get to watch a couple of episodes of Vikings at my daughter’s place in Houston and loved it. 🙂
Game Of Thrones is excellent. The one thing is..expect the unexpected. I have never seen anything like it to throw you a curve ball you have never seen coming, unless you have read the books. I watch every season. This last season the end had me coming out of my chair in shocked surprise. You should really see all the back episodes to bring you up to speed 🙂
That sounds so good. I definitely will check it out! Thanks, Pam!!
Terry, Don’t read the books. From what I have read in the reviews the series is sticking really close to the books. I think you can rent the episodes you missed on cable or at a rental store. Not sure.
I agree with Pam. Definitely watch each season before you read the books. They are practically transforming the book literally from page to film! It’s quite impressive actually just how exact the transfer from page to film is. 🙂
That sounds like so much fun, ladies. I hate it when I read a book and find that the story is totally something different. So I’m really excited about checking it out. 🙂