Good morning, Seekerville! Mia here. Ruthy’s in St. Louis schmoozing, so she asked me to come by and have breakfast with you today. I brought barista Jack and a virtual chef named Claude with me, so you can have anything you want. But there’s a catch.
You have to tell me a story. More specifically, what—or who—got you started writing? To break the ice, I’ll go first. Then I’ll step aside and let everyone else take over. I’ve got no problem sharing the stage.
One day when I was about 8, I checked Little Women out of the school library. From the very first page, I was hooked. The March girls felt completely real to me and when I was done, I devoured Little Men and Jo’s Boys. Sadly, there were no more books in the series, and I was bummed. Then I had a great idea.
I wrote my own story. It was very short and probably not very good, but I LOVED it. Figuring out which words best described the pictures in my head was so much fun. It still is, actually, and I’m grateful to Louisa May Alcott for showing me the way.
So what’s your story? If you’ll share it, you’ll be entered in a drawing for Ruth Logan Herne’s fabulous new release Mended Hearts. Generous as she is, she’s donated 2 of them, and you can have your pick of print or e-book.
Mia Ross’s contemporary inspirational romance Hometown Family will be released by Love Inspired in May 2012. Set in North Carolina, it’s the story of a disillusioned lawyer who returns to her hometown and finds love in the very last place she expected. To read an excerpt, stop by www.miaross.com.