I’m not a reader.
In high school, I was so slow at reading that I had to take courses to learn how to read faster. I used my fingers to keep my focus on the page, but even techniques like this didn’t work for me. I was soooooooo slow that I even had a note from reading specialists that told my teachers to give me more time when taking tests because I couldn’t read the questions as fast as everyone else. I’ve made a fool of myself before, but I think these were the most embarrassing moments of my life…
Then in college, the lovely a friend introduced me to Harry Potter. After seeing the first movie, I KNEW I had to find out more about #TheBoyWhoLived.
So… I started reading…
J.K. Rowling got me into reading.
She INSPIRED me to read!
Even more so, J.K. made me feel part of a COMMUNITY!
I can talk for HOURS with fellow Potter fans.
I cry when I visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Even my husband and I are mutual Ravenclaw.
Now, I not only read children’s books (you should see my bookshelf compared to my husband’s!), I WRITE children’s books! I couldn’t be PROUDER of the work Michael Hetrick and I have put toward The Tale of Two Princes, and there’s still more to come!
Those of you who know me know that I’m a kid at heart. I personally think I’m the reincarnate of Peter Pan; I never want to grow up! Where’s the fun in adulting?
So, THANK YOU, J.K.
THANK YOU, Mr. Potter.
THANK YOU, books!
You are an inspiration to us all, and you make the world a better place. 🌈