I feel like I'm in the minority as far as authors go. I never had a desire to write as a child. Yes, it's true. I admit it--writing was a chore for me. I physically hated to write with a pen or pencil and when I was a kid, it would hurt my hands. The worst homework/schoolwork was the assignment to copy word definitions from the dictionary. My 4th grade teacher loved to give that assignment. I would always rejoice when a word had a very short definition.
The only thing I can ever remember writing that received any attention was some assignment in 5th grade. I don't recall what the specifics were, but I wrote something about horses thundering across the plains. (I was at the height of my Black Stallion love at the time.) The teacher showed it to my mom at a conference and my mom told me that the teacher thought it was good. That's it. The sum of my writing experience until I hit my early thirties.
Which is why I still can't believe that I now have four books out on Amazon. The series stands at about 320,000 words right now. Is that crazy or what? I used to have trouble writing a 500 word essay for school. I guess it's different when you write what you want to write.
So, what do you think? I tried to get all the colors and feel of the books onto the cover. The cloud kind of reminds me of the flames in March Into Hell, and of course, it has a skyline like the other books.
Mark Taylor Omnibus