I never thought in a million years that I would become a writer. I used to struggle writing essays at school and couldn’t comprehend how anyone could write a book! But four years ago, after giving up teaching to look after three small children, I was trawling Amazon for a good read and struggled to find anything that took my fancy. I sat down on a whim and jotted down some ideas for a story, the kind of thing I would like to read. Five days later I had Tagan’s Child mapped out. I sat on this for a while afraid to actually start writing, what if my writing was rubbish? But I couldn’t get this story out of my head. I could be loading washing into the washing machine and the characters would start having conversations in my head or a great plot line would spring to mind whilst I was serving the kids tea. Crazy you might think. Perhaps it was, but it was like the story was begging to be written. So I sat down and started to write. No-one has to read it I thought to myself. Little did I know that I was about to embark on the most exciting journey of self-discovery. I learnt that our imaginations have no limits, that writing can be flawed but it can always be improved and the biggest surprise of all was that I couldn’t get enough of it. The truth be told, it was all I could do to get up in the morning and not switch on my laptop! Fortunately, my maternal instinct kicked in, my children got fed and I went on to independently publish Tagan’s Child. I now spend my days writing and promoting TC whilst drinking tea and eating far too many biscuits than is good for me, but I’m having a ball ;)
Amelia Ford lives in Kent, UK with her husband, three children and a variety of four legged and feathered friends. Tagan’s Child is her debut novel. She is working on her second novel due to be released later this year.
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