Thanks for dropping by. My name is C.K. Volnek, Author and Story-teller. I write because my muse won’t let me not write. She’s a rather demanding snit. But I do love her. She’s taken me on many journeys, leading me to write stories mostly falling within the genre of Middle Grade and Young Adult. I do love these ages. Fun, adventurous, ready to imagine the impossible. May we never grow up!
I just read a very interesting blog on what Middle Grade readers want to read on the Mixed Up Files Blog. http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit/20007
What intriguing interviews. It was so fun to read, in their own words, what makes these kids want to pick up a book and then keep reading it.
Reading their words, I could hear my own son speaking out…though he’s now an adult. He wasn’t an avid reader. He actually hated it. He’d rather be playing video games or on the computer… or in the computer figuring out how it worked. I wanted him to read the classics, to read the books that had stolen my heart. But that wasn’t him. I could get him to read ghost stories or fast action books though. The Goosebumps series was his favorite. So I let him read as many as he wanted, and I read along…and am still reading along today. Why? Because Goosebumps knew their readers and knew how to keep them coming back. Besides writing, writing, writing, I’ve learned I also have to read, read read.
Today, me and my muse would like to thank the millions of kids out there who will pick up the written word, ready and willing to be transported to new worlds and exciting adventures, and thanks to the writers and publishers that are making the stories come alive.
There is more pleasure to building castles in the air than on the ground..~ Edward Gibbon
I hope you come back often as I celebrate writing by introducing readers, authors, publishers, books and writing tips for all ages.