I feel like authors deserve so much from the readers. I believe that authors are people who really connect with us. It was actually an author who I "sorta" owe my life to. Authors and their words make us feel and they can help us.
In this event, I want to get to know the authors. I’d like to get interviews or blog posts about THEM in connection to their book. Who is the mind behind each author?
For each post, I leave links to connect with the author. Please take the time to use one of those links and leave a message for each author, if you can. It can be towards the book or it can be something as easy as “I love the post you wrote on Out of Time! <33”
I adore all of Kasie West's book. She got all the (deserving) hype for Split Second which just came out. I just really like how contemporary her books are, but still have something deeper than fluff! I have no idea how I got her here, but I'll take it! :D
Writing Influences - With Kasie West
All the kids had their own library cards and we visited the library often. He and my mom instilled in me a love of books that I will always cherish. These memories mean the world to me, especially after losing my dad at a very young age, quite suddenly. I wasn’t prepared to lose him. I thought I had years left with him. He died before he even knew my dream to become a writer. I often think of him when I write now and hope that he’d be proud that I decided to share my stories with others. And I know that it is because of this deep seated love of books and reading that I became a writer at all.
I didn’t start off writing this as a tribute to my father. I was just going to share a story about my childhood and reading. But that’s what took over. Probably because I know that I am who I am today because of him. Probably because I can’t think about books without thinking about him. Probably because I still miss him fiercely and I am grateful every day that I got to be his daughter.
This is so sweet. It's short and sweet and just perfect. My parents got me a library card very young and I think they kind of regret it because I go crazy with it, but it's definitely a moment. I don't really have someone to encourage me, but usually, I'm the one encouraging :D
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