I believe in my dream to fulfil my own dream of being a successful author, while helping and supporting others in achieving the same.
What started this dream?
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to write stories, but I never believed I was good enough. When I was in primary school my nan purchased a typewriter for me that had once belonged to an author, as a means to encourage me. My written skills in English were very poor, my spelling, atrocious, but she read my stories and she believed in me. That is where my dream to become an author originated, from the belief my nan had in me. The second part, well, over the years I have come to a horrible understanding, with the exception of precious few, everyone is only out for themselves. People seem to believe that by helping other people in the same industry they are putting themselves at a disadvantage, but I believe the opposite is true, and I intend to prove it. I see no honour in being successful if you have to use another person’s back as a stepping stone. To further this, all of my books also donate a percentage of the royalties I receive to The Defense Medical Welfare Service, which is a charity looking after the health and needs of the real heroes out there, who put their lives on the line for us.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
I love to write, it is my passion. In my free time, when I’m not writing, I’m reading or gaming, and if I enjoy reading someone else’s work I ensure that their work is recognised by discussing, promoting, and supporting it.
What are your goals?
My goals are a little more complex, I may be an author, but I am first and foremost a wife and mother. My goals are to keep my family happy in a loving and nurturing environment. My professional goals, I simply want to continue to improve and hone my craft. For me a book is a promise to a reader, they invest their time and money into a book, and in return the author promises to entertain them. It is my goal to always try to fulfil this.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
Well, like most people these days I can be found online, but I won’t overwhelm and take up your space with all my links, so here are just a few:
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/K.J.-Simmill/e/B012ZG7R4S
The Dreamer Blog features two people each week in pursuit of their dreams, large or small everyone has a dream that deserves support. Douglas Geller, the author of this blog is also the author of the book The Dreamer; you can learn more about The Dreamer and purchase it at: http://amzn.to/2j7W79P