I just realized I first started working on Awakening two 2 ½ years ago. The time has flown by probably because I’ve spent most of it either writing one of the books in the series or working on edits. It’s been 2 ½ years of constant writing and editing. Whew! It’s been a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun. Looking back at this crazy Dark Ritual journey the thing I’m most proud of is hearing from young readers who have told me that the Dark Ritual books are the first books they have read outside of school.
Books have always been a big part of my life. I moved around a lot as a kid which means I was often the new kid at school. It was tough making friends. But I was never lonely because I always had the characters in my books to keep me company. I was always able to transport myself to different places and new adventures through my favorite books.
It is the coolest thing to think that I’ve passed on that love of reading to someone else through my stories.