“One of the first things I remember from my childhood is my dad bringing me books from libraries. He would get me books like “Six Minute Tales” and “Noddy”. I remember finishing them within a few days and asking for more. I fell in love with books then and that never changed. Every day, my dad would tell me stories before I slept. He would make up elaborate detective stories (they were my favorite), with such exquisite details!
As I grew up, I started reading more and more. There was an old library near my house and every Saturday, I would go there with my parents. I would try to spend hours there, if I could get away with it! I would seek out libraries and bookstores everywhere I went. Something about being surrounded by books calms me even now; they feel like home.
All the amazing words I read made me want to write my own. I wanted to write something that would make people stay up past their bedtime because they just couldn’t put it down. I finally took the leap and wrote something one day. One of my friends loved it and encouraged me to write more and even start a blog. I have come a long way since and I owe a large part of it to her support and belief in me. People write to me from different parts of the world and tell how my words have impacted them, and it makes me so happy. To quote the words of Albus Dumbledore- “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic”. Words are indeed magic and I have been incredibly blessed with this wonderful gift.”
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