Often I am asked what the best part is about being a writer and my reply is sincere: The best part is being able to WRITE myself ANYWHERE. This is how the I Am Currency series began. I dreamed of traveling the world, but couldn't afford to - so I wrote myself around the world as I led Nevel on a wild goose chase that begins in Australia and extends to Papua New Guinea, Abu Dhabi, Ho Chi Minh City, London, and Jakarta! These are places I never dreamed I would see, but I was lucky enough to get to see these places through Nevel's eyes ...and so can my readers! I knew when I wrote IAC that I wanted it to be an adventure that took the reader away from the reality he/she may know!
The book lover in me, the teacher in me, wants -if nothing else- to entice children and adults alike to love reading. This is why the IAC trilogy is infused with references to classic literature - in the hopes some readers may seek those titles out and find out why they were Nevel's favorites! This is also why I placed a Little Free Library in my town of Kinston - to continue to share the love of reading. I love nothing more than to find that the books I've left have been taken - I imagine the readers escaping into other worlds and time periods and I am elated. What could be better than a good story? Now go find a book and read yourself somewhere!