y mom likes to say that I started reading at 2. Unfortunately, the books were usually upside down. Later, my appetite for books quickly outpaced my monthly library loans. Forced to re-read yet another title, I decided, how hard could it be to come up with my own? Colored pencils in hand, I drafted my first “story.” From that point on, I realized I loved writing as much as I loved reading. I’m fascinated by authors who can craft phrases that take your breath away and descriptions that transport you to another place. My favorite stories stay with me long after I put them down.

New chapter

by Rebecca Patton