Learn to Love to Read

I am often asked why I am an author! I always say, I am a writer because I have always been a reader. The love of stories, poetry, and beautiful words inspired me to write my own. Learning to read is a monumental event. Loving to read is a most important component that fuels a lifetime of meaningful reading. I feel both honored and humbled that many of my books have helped emergent readers not only to learn to read, but to love to read.