Hello all! My name is Madeleine Colis and I must confess that I’ve been addicted to stories for a long time… probably since I picked up my first The Boxcar Children book in elementary school. To be entirely honest, I started life as a child who was perpetually late to school, dinner, and pretty much everything else because I couldn’t get my nose out of books.
After The Boxcar Children, there was Nancy Drew, then Harry Potter, a ridiculous amount of Tamora Pierce and Anne McCaffrey novels, and everything in between. Eventually it got the point where if I wasn’t reading, I was trying to write myself into those same books – though in those years, my attempts at writing never left the privacy of password-protected word documents.
These days, I’ve come around to the fact that I love writing so much, I can even get over my insecurities enough to not only *gasp* take the passwords off my documents, but also share my work with *louder gasp* Other People. Said Other People are, as of now, my wonderful critique partners, but my aim is to one day be published and share my stories with the wider audience of the world at large.
This blog contains a smattering of thoughts from my perpetually bouncing around mind, but the general theme is my writer’s journey, things I’ve learned, and often things I’ve read along the way. And occasionally things I eat. And my writer-cat, did I mention her? And sometimes sporadic odes. Did I say there was a focus? Oh and sometimes travel and pictures and – SQUIRREL! Sorry, gotta run now!
Hope you enjoy looking around into a glimpse of the tangled mess that is my weird writer/reader/cheese-lover brain. And if you enjoy fantasy, stick around, because I hope to be able to share my YA epic fantasy series, Moonrise, with you one day soon. Thanks for visiting!