Here’s Day 2: Authors who inspire you.
Too numerous to name them all.
When I was approximately eight years old, I watched It. Tim Curry’s Pennywise The Dancing Clown scared me that I remember crawling up the back of the sofa just to put a little more distance between me and the television.
I can’t recall where I found the novel — if it was among my mother’s collection, or something I got from the library. Stephen King scared me more than the made-for-TV movie did, and that’s saying a lot. From there, I was hooked.
My reading tastes have evolved over time and I often find myself turning towards fantasy and romance rather than horror, but that was my first love. The first real example of how powerful words on a page could be. And where my dream of fitting a writer really came to life.
On Twitter, I’m taking part in another month of fiction prompts. I’m sharing them here as well.
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Until next time,