While growing up, I read everything I could. Mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, the back of the cereal box during breakfast, all of it was fair game.
Then I reached middle school, and someone suggested I try writing my own stories. So I did. Like a lot of newbie writers, I played around with fan-fiction, keeping it just for my friends and me. A wild idea came to me to try to write something original and get it published.
I tried on and off for many years. First, I tried short stories, then I moved on and wrote some shorter novels. Finally, I figured out how to hammer together a coherent plot that got up to the normal length for a novel.
Now I have a novel out through Under the Moon Publishing, a self-published book for educators who hate writing math word problems, and a serial to be published through JukePop Serials. A new novel now has a contract with Under the Moon Publishing.
God has blessed my endeavors well.