Blog Thoughts from Amber, On Writing

And so it begins…

This all began as a dare.

Thanks to the gauntlet thrown by my delightful friend and former office manager, Jill Perkins, I’m now staring at my computer, writing a blog all about me and the crazy books I’ve written.  Who would have thought I would have wound up here?  Certainly not me.

In truth, until about three years ago I hadn’t picked up a book.  Eight years of higher education can dampen your desire to read anything other than what’s necessary to pass your courses and graduate.  With anatomy, radiology, and pathology rattling around in my head, there was no room for Harry Potter or the newest Alex Cross novel by James Patterson.  Reading and I were clearly on the outs.

And then along came a book that turned everything on its ass, morphing me into a five book a week reading machine.  Twilight awakened me to the written word, and I read the whole series in about four days, most of which were spent not eating, sleeping or going to the bathroom until I finally caved to my bladder’s insistent call.  For those of you who are already groaning at the mere mention of the young adult phenomenon, hear me out.  It wasn’t because it was the best book ever written, or because it had become such a widespread entity, but because the story spoke to me – plain and simple.  From there, I started to tear through various series like a reading tornado, all of which revolved around the urban fantasy/paranormal genres.  I had such a connection with them that I just couldn’t explain.

And there are many others out there just like me…

So that’s who I write for, the little Ambers out there who are suckers for action, mystery, crazy characters, and a little love.  I’m happy with the world I’ve created.

I hope you will be too!

7 Comments

  1. I just wanted to say thank you Jill Perkins!!

    1. She really should get more shout-outs… 🙂

  2. Yesenia Whipple says:

    So excited and proud of you Amber!

  3. Jen Krom says:

    This is such a cool way to start, Amber! And I’m proud to say that I could help you in even a teensy way. Way to go! The sky is the limit now, my friend! (Let’s think positively and make sure that your dream cast actually gets a chance to portray these awesome characters. Especially Cooper. Just sayin’.)

    1. Jen,
      If I have anything to say about it, we WILL get the dream cast. Of course, it will take a team of us to thoroughly and diligently screen the potential actors 🙂

  4. I love what all this has turned into for you and what you have accomplished so far. Can’t wait to read them all!

  5. So proud of you for sticking with your dreams!!!!! The work is amazing and readers are gonna love sinking their teeth in to this series!!

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