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HOW I FELL DOWN THE ROMANCE RABBIT HOLE

Seven years ago, the last of my three daughters left for college. Determined to make the best of it, I headed to the bookstore to browse the self-help aisle and ended up buying a book on how to survive an empty nest.

  
A few days later, my daughter brought home the Twilight movie. Homesick to be around her, I sat down on the couch and we pushed play. When a certain vampire walked into a cafeteria, my life took an unexpected turn. I never finished the empty nest book. Instead, I ran out to the same bookstore and bought all the available Twilight books. 
 
After I finished reading the series, the fade to black love scenes left me needing more and I found I couldn’t let the characters go. Searching the internet, I discovered Twilight fan fiction and stumbled upon an entire community of authors writing fan fic stories containing lots of delicious Edward and Bella sex. I was hooked.
 
I devoured story after story, many of which we know today as New York Times bestsellers. This community of writers was a breeding ground for gifted authors to spread their wings and fly. 
 
After watching a close friend write with major success, I decided to try my own hand at Twilight fan fiction. My stories never involved a vampire, nor did they fade to black. It was a wonderful place to practice a skill I had never tried before. 
 
Never in a million years did I dream I would publish a book, but when my friend published her fan fiction story with a publisher, I followed her leadership and self-published my first story in November 2012. It was a Christmas novella and did better than I could’ve imagined when it inched into the top 100 on Amazon’s contemporary romance charts at number ninety-eight. 
 
I published four more novellas before releasing my first novel in July 2013. Since then, I’ve landed on the USA Today bestseller list two times and my books have been published in other parts of the world. I still pinch myself when I think about someone reading my words when I can’t even read them myself. 
 
I’ll be forever grateful for that one quiet afternoon I had with my daughter. The course of my life changed, leading me down a wild and exciting path. The greatest part of this journey has been the friendships I’ve formed with readers and authors. Even though my nest is still empty, my life overflows with relationships from all over the world just by picking up a pen and putting it to paper.
 

 

Adam's Apple

USA Today bestselling author Liv Morris was raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. She now resides on the rock known as St. Croix, USVI with her husband. After relocating twelve times during his corporate career, she qualifies as a professional mover. Learning to bloom where she's planted, Liv brings her moving and life experience to her writing.

 

 

Website: livmorris.com
Published: 
November, 2016