“Some of my favorite growing up memories involve books – reading them and being read to, shopping for them and writing them.” ~Knight Stivender
I would like to introduce you to a newfound friend of mine, Knight. For now, you will have to virtually meet her but I promise, even though it seems like merely words on a computer screen, you will love her. I mean,that’s how we know each other-through a screen, or at least till I can actually break away and make it to one of these On Nashville meetup. But I have been inspired by her, her passion and how she sees the world and people around her. She is a self-professed learner and that in itself makes us kindred spirits.
Whether she’s talking about running, her daughter, gardening, music or the 10 things that make her smile in the morning, she connects. She’s a learner, connector, and a fantastic writer.
A couple weeks ago she asked to talk to me about children’s literature and my favorite books. Check out our conversation in her post today about how she fell in love with reading from writing her autobiography under the pen name Catherine Comb in third grade, to haunting the nooks and crannies of local bookstores throughout college.
“Funny how other people’s lives – even lives imagined – can have such an impact on your own. You are snuggled up in bed, reading your friend’s book while you wait for your daughter to wake up and ask you for breakfast. When she crawls under the comforter with you, her own book in hand (which she borrowed from her uncle, who borrowed it from his mother), you feel compelled to write. We are all sharing one big story.” Read more
Knight says in her post she’s kind of jealous that I get to travel with work. Well, truth be told, I’m kind of jealous of her job too, writing. I am fascinated by words and intrigued and inspired by those who write them. Although I was hesitant at first to get into this whole blogging thing, I am so thankful I did. I have met the most amazing people, and have an excuse to write.
Knight’s right- we are all sharing one big story. How did your love story with writing and books start?