Today, in lieu of writing my own post, I've got a Very Special Guest Post for you. To preface, the man who wrote this is one of my heroes and always has been. For example, when I was a little girl and could see witches and monsters outside my window, they'd always be held at bay if he was around. When I was an older girl and dealing with monsters in my head, he'd always notice and help me work through things. He's supported me my entire life, and I don't think anyone was prouder or less surprised when I got my book deal.
I give you: My Dad.
Hi, Kiersten's dad here. First I must admit that I do not blog, blahg or blargh. I do faithfully follow Kiersten Writes and I absolutely love, love, love it! While Kiersten may not include many personal details, the blog is unmistakably Kiersten's personality! I also read each of your comments and enjoy them! I visit a few of your sites as well.
Also, I must admit is that I do not write. And (gasp) I don’t really read much. I very seldom finish reading a book. I start quite a few, but they do not hold my attention and get put on the shelf. The only books I finish are the ones where after a few chapters I lay in bed at night wondering what is going to happen to so-and-so and will happen next. I am happy to tell you that Paranormalcy fits into that category. I would lay awake in bed worrying about Evie and how she was going to survive, even though I knew there was a sequel planned!
Kiersten started preparing to write Paranormalcy before she was in kindergarten, writing (or drawing) creative stories. She begged for new books all through elementary, jr. high and high school. She asked for tickets to writers conferences for her birthdays. She devoured books and remembered all the characters and story lines. She read and wrote and read and wrote and never gave up. She would come out of her room sobbing because either a character died, or something wonderful happened to them.
I imagine I am describing most of you!
My main message is keep at it! I love your comments and I am sure that your families love seeing your creativity and personality on your blogs/blahgs/blarghs and in your writing.
Best of luck to all of you!
There you have it. My dad says keep at it--so keep at it! (I know, best dad ever, huh?)
Also, I will never forgive Lucy Maude Montgomery for killing Matthew.