I have many dreams.
Some are known to you,
While others dwell inside my mind,
Like secrets of the blue.
My passion has always been encouraged by a marvelous collection of dreams. These hopeful visions leak through my words, shining like diamonds in the deepest sea.
Throughout my childhood, the goal of becoming a published author was the brightest star in my imagination. Like many little girls, I cherished friends, fairies, and the color pink; however, I was not a fine example of the average child... I found role models in the characters of Lucy Pevensie, Anne Shirley, Alice Kingsleigh, and Luna Lovegood. I passed hours with my nose between the pages of books, and I found kindred spirits between eternal lines of ink. My emotions were fragile, but my defense swung like a sword. Doubt seldom burdened my mind, as the realm of endless possibilities found a precious place in my heart.
This mindset led the way to my success as a teenage author, and it carried me through times of struggle. Today, it pushes me to reach for the luminous future, and it allows my imagination to form vivid works of fiction.
Although sensitivity has developed a negative reputation in society, it deserves to be recognized as a positive trait, an attribute that brings forth compassion, artwork, beauty, and change. There is a difference between gentleness and weakness, and many people have been foolish enough to deny such a truth.
If anyone ever tells you to forget about your wildest dreams, close your eyes and find the courage to listen to your heart. In the words of C.S. Lewis, "there are far better things ahead than anything we leave behind."
The girl behind the Gifted,
Erin E. Forbes
Erin Forbes is the young author of the Fire & Ice book series. When she was sixteen years old, she published the first installment in the
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