I love, love, love reading. Anything. Non-fiction and biographies usually fill my shelves, but the genre that rises above all others is non-fiction adventure survival stories. “Into the Wild” and “Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of The Mount Everest Disaster” by Jon Krakuer
- “Out of the Silence: After the Crash” by Eduardo Strauch Urioste
- “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” by Timothy Egan
- “The Kid Who Climbed Everest: The Incredible Story of a 23-Year Old’s Summit of Mt. Everest” by Bear Grylls
- “The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey” by Candice Miller
But when I began proofing and editing, I discovered the true real adventures and survival stories that happen in the lives of independent authors, especially first-time writers. These writers are living their passion. They are full of stories living inside their brains, pouring them onto paper and computer screens. These first-time authors are a gift, and it’s a privilege to read their books.
I now spend most of my time browsing Kindle Unlimited and Facebook groups, searching for that one debut book that puts me in the creative newbie space. This blog space is dedicated to shining a light on a few of these sparkling gems.