I have always loved to read, and I've always loved to write. Right after my ninth birthday, my mom signed me up for a writing workshop at our local library in Illinois. They taught us how to bind a book to make it look "published," and how to do a story layout.
(I tore off the cover illustration when I was eleven because I was embarrassed of it.)
Wow. I used to be a kid. To have those black and white thoughts again... Or perhaps not.
Can you believe I used to be a baby?!
Okay, nostalgia is over.