Quite simply, I love to tell stories. I have always had a knack for coming up with stories; at least, that is what people have told me.
I am lucky that I have the natural ability to write, but I am aware that if I did not read as much as I have, I would be nowhere near as good of a writer as I am.
It's an amusing story actually. When I was young, I hated reading. It took forever for me to actually start to read. I don't know what happened, but one day I became obsessed with it. I can't tell you all of the books I have read since then, but I can tell you that it is certainly a lot.
I think to be a successful author, I need to continue to be an avid reader.