Saturday, May 7, 2016
What Did I Read As a Kid? Everything!
I was wildly imaginative as a kid - still am. I've been a voracious reader since the first day I figured out Dick and Jane saw Spot. So I read anything and everything I could get my hands on.
Comic books! I had literally thousands and we will NOT discuss what eventually happened to them when I got married and moved out of the house. Some wounds still hurt too much! But Magnus Robot Fighter and The Brothers of the Spear were two of my favorites series.
Robin Hood, the Three Musketeers, tales of King Arthur, Last Days of Pompeii, Little Women. The biography of The Swamp Fox.
I read ALL of it and much more before I was twelve and absorbed the elements I personally enjoy most - adventure, high stakes, brave/smart/valiant/honorable heroes and heroines,friendship, family, interesting settings, a happy ending and ROMANCE. That's required. I used to have to search long and hard to find it in the things I read as a kid but I can suss out any hint and add my own 'shipping' and re-imagining as required.
Obviously I kept reading after age twelve, and have many more favorite books and stories that influenced me along the way..but that sums up my early influences.
Posted by Veronica Scott
Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything.