[learn_more caption=”Click Here for Jasemine-Denise’s Introductory Address” state=”close”] I was sitting on the bus the other day and I noticed that there was a woman who looked around my age reading. It immediately warmed my heart and I began to watch her intently flip through the pages of her kindle, her eyes scanning viciously as if she was completely drawn in. I came home that night and I called my cousin to tell her what had happened. Coincidentally, she had seen something similar a few weeks prior! The kid she’d seen was a teenager, probably several years younger than us. He had no phone out or any headphones in, he was just enjoying his paperback book. Veronica then said to me (And I quote!), “Jaye! I wanna give back to them. I want to show all the readers out there how much seeing them read makes me happy!” Of course she started getting excited. She was fueled by passion! That moment right there… is when “A Summer Reader’s Dream” was born. – Jasemine-Denise[/learn_more]
There is a moment in every author’s life where they feel a great sense of pride. It isn’t always in regard to their own work, but people may assume so. That emotion we feel is one of two things: 1. Finding our book in our local library. 2. Seeing a group of people reading books, even if it isn’t your own. My cousin, Jasemine-Denise, and I share a great deal of identical aspirations. The one that keeps us so invested in one another is becoming the greatest novelist we could be, in our own right.
Fiction has always been a quintessential part of who we are. It is what brings us joy, and there is nothing in the world that can match the feeling it brings us when we receives reviews. To know that the whole world isn’t stuck in front of a television, that someone somewhere took time to speak with us about our creations, and people still desire to venture off into the world within their mind. That. That’s just amazing to me. I know, I’ve expanded on the above statement by Jasemine, but I wanted to reiterate the awe-inspiring effect it truly has on us. That is why we are here and you are reading this now. That is the very reason why we decided to do the following summer offer.
A SUMMER READER’S DREAM
July 7, 2014 – July 14, 2014
VND: Point of Infliction // JD: Twisted Illusions
I hope that you understand how you readers out there inspire us writers. You give us fuel when we’re running low, and you teach us what we may be doing “wrong.” Though no writing style is wrong in my opinion, people always have room for improvement. We evolve. Every single day. I tell people honestly that a lot has changed since my first novel and I’ve become more educated on my own unique style. Now, I want to share it, and I chose one of the best people to take this venture with. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Twisted Illusions and Point of Infliction.