Hello, my name is Kristen and I am addicted to books and I don’t want any help. Honestly, I don’t know where I would be without books. They have been the one constant in my life for as long as I can remember. I don’t even remember learning how to read. One of my first memories is me picking up a book and reading it. I can’t tell you what it was about, but I remember reading it. I have swam with dolphins and walked the ancient streets of Egypt. I have learned magic and fought against monsters. I earned a knighthood and found love. I learned new words and learned to see the world with new eyes. I love books more than I can possibly say, that’s probably why I became an author. I want to be part of that wonderful world. So here’s to you all my fellow bibliophiles! My our to read piles never be complete!
As an author, there’s nothing I love more than to create new, fantastic worlds from nothing. Well, almost nothing, most of stories in the world came from a tiny seed of thought. Whether it’s a scene playing out like a movie in your head (me) or just something that comes pouring out of you while your doing something else (also me), these ideas implant themselves into your mind and with careful nurturing, become the stories that we all know and love.
But that’s only one way.
The other way is not as pleasant. Some seeds implant but never sprout for one reason or another. Sometimes the only way to get them to do anything is through a complete and vicious destruction of everything around it. Now I know some people may balk at this idea but it’s the truth. Take was the ever talented Ms. Rowling said in her video here.
So plant your seeds whenever you can, in the best conditions and in the worst. You never know just what will become of them.
So here we are in a new year and I must say, 2016 has come out swinging. We have lost so many people in January but the ones that have hurt me the most are losing the Goblin King and Professor Snape.
My heart goes out to their families and I know that the Labyrinth and Harry Potter will never be the same for me again. So let’s have a moment of silence for not only these men, but for everyone that we have lost already this year….
Switching gears now,
I’ve been working on the cover for Souls in the Dark a lot lately. Mainly because I’m having a bit of a writer’s block but I can feel the dam starting to crack. Once I get a good enough final, I’ll let you guys see it. I look forward to any praise or critiques you have for me. Honestly.
Like most of the world, I have made a New Years Resolution, but…I didn’t make in on New Years. I choose this resolution because of a recent trip to the doctors. You see, my husband and I are trying to have a baby and are running into problems. So we are now going to see fertility doctors. Well….I have my first appointment earlier in the week and when I saw my weight I freaked. It was my wake up call to stop talking about getting healthier and actually start getting there. I don’t have a specific goal in mind. I just want to be healthier. I know that if I focus on making healthier choices, the weight will start to fall off. I’ve started to make the first few steps towards that goal. It’s hard, but my husband is by my side 100%.
I hope all of you have a wonderful year. ‘Til next time!