Basically, I write because it gives me the freedom to express myself. My brother, sister, and I grew up poor, without a lot of money for toys and such, so we developed a love of reading (Mostly "grown-up" books, because that is what our parents had around.) We also developed a healthy imagination, and a sense of adventure. Carrying that over into my own personal "grown-up" life, it has helped me through many obstacles, and helped me to enjoy many exciting things. It has also given me the ability to write material that other people can enjoy. more...