I am an avid reader who loves to read a wide array of books ranging from the latest in popular, mainstream, offbeat fiction, and timeless masterpieces to works based on scientific discoveries and intriguing biographies. And even though I am a dedicated technophile and have read quite a few e-books, there is still something tangible and comforting about cracking open a book, absorbing the aroma of its crisp or aged pages and losing myself in an author’s world. It is through this extreme love of books and reading that I want my students to appreciate and understand the gift of reading.
My enjoyment of reading also contributes to one of my other passions: writing. I primarily write science fiction and fantasy. (Think time travel and alternate realties, not dragons, elves, and other mythical creatures.) Writing allows me to construct a world of rules and populate it with people about whom I care and see where our adventure takes us. With the popularity surge of self-published e-books going mainstream, it is an encouraging time to be a writer. See? I’m not totally opposed to e-books; they have their merits!
I am currently self-publishing one of my earlier short novels on my other WordPress site. Please check it out and leave me some feedback or questions. Thanks.