Hi everyone, I'm glad to have found this website. As an author in the making, it's nice to have a place where we can share experiences, find helpful information, and shake hands with others walking down a similar path. Making a name for oneself is difficult to say the least, especially with so many great authors to compete with. So, who am I? In my earlier years of life, I grew up with a learning disability and struggled in school. English was one of my most difficult topics. There came a point in my life where I got sick of feeling dumb, so I worked my tail off to prove that I wasn't. My high school allowed me shed the SpecialEd classes and attend regular ones. As a result, my grades went from Ds to As, and the harder I worked, the more I obtained a love for writing. Back when I was thirteen, I can remember trying my hand at a story about wizards (I loved fantasy, and still do). Years later, I revisited that story and have since released it as a 155k word novel. To my great surprise, the story has sold fairly well and I have received a high amount of praise for it. It's a humbling experience to say the lest. To go from a boy who couldn't read a sentence without stumbling to one who has written numerous sentences, greeted positively no less. Years spent studying the craft of writing and storytelling was a difficult road, but a worthwhile one. Now I have two published books and a third on the way. I hope to get to know everyone here as we continue to refine our techniques, and even more so ourselves.