Hello, everyone! My name is Kate M. Colby, and I’m proud to say that, as of yesterday, I am officially a published author.
I began writing in the second grade, around age seven or eight. Writing was my first love (although I do confess a huge childhood crush on the white Power Ranger), and boy has our relationship been a tumultuous one. My first story was a picture book. We were learning about the U.S. Civil War, so I wrote a story in which a young girl escaped a plantation and followed the Big Dipper to freedom. My second grade teacher loved the story and encouraged me to keep at writing, so I did. Mrs. Cram, if you ever read this, thank you.
From there, and through high school, writing became scribbling in spiral notebooks. I would scrawl a few pages, a little snippet of some character’s life, and then…
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