Casselberry, Florida, United States
Home page: www.facebook.com/JaxAndMarbles
I was born in Far Rockaway, New York, and raised in Willingboro, New Jersey. Growing up, my favorite author in elementary school was Shel Silverstein. I enjoyed having to memorize many of his poems for class, one of them being “Bear In There”, as well as read his work during SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) time. I also enjoyed reading books by R.L. Stine, James Howe, Alvin Schwartz and many others. Reading was, and still is, one of my favorite things to do.
As I got older, I developed a love for writing as well. One summer I wrote my very own play, based on a video game character that I still love to this day. I and my younger sister performed it for my parents and grandparents. Short plays turned into poetry by the time I was in junior high. I wrote poems to express how I was feeling when I couldn’t do so verbally. It was also around this time that I began writing down my dreams, after I’d had one that I couldn’t stop thinking about. Even after moving to Palm Coast, Florida in 1998, I continued to write, moving on to short stories shortly after we were settled and high school started. After getting some positive feedback in AP English in my freshman year, I realized that writing was something I was fairly good at.
I currently live in Casselberry, Florida. This book is the first of what I hope will be many more to come.
Published writer: Yes