Do your thing and don’t care if they like it. ― Tina Fey, Bossypants
I wish I could say that it was the classics that gave me my love of reading. It wasn’t. For me, reading was always a chore. I could never get into a book, so I never did. If I HAD TO read a book, it was because of school making me do a report or it or something like that. I tried, I really did, but the moment I’d start reading I’d fall asleep. That was until I heard my sister going on and on about some dude named Christian Grey…
Fifty Shades of Grey was the book to start it all for me. That series opened up a whole new world for me. I read those books three times each before I got the bright idea to seek out others like it and boy was I surprised at how many there were. I joined Goodreads and thrust myself into different reader groups to talk about and get recommendations of people’s favorites. I then stumbled upon authors on Facebook and that was all she wrote.
I immersed myself in the book world, making friends with other readers, authors, and PAs. Going to their takeovers, joining Street Teams to help promote their work, and creating teasers has led me to meet more people and network with some of the most talented writers.
The book world embraced me and even gave me the confidence to start up my own graphic design company giving me the opportunity to bring their words to life by way of teasers and book covers and so much more. I have also met some of the most wonderful people who I have the pleasure of calling my friends.