Alrightee then. So you want to get know me? The writer me. Particularly the kidlit writer me. Okaaaaaaaay. No giffs I’m afraid, only words. I’ve written a short poem on what I love to read and what I love to write:
I like stories of action, thrills, friendship, family and romance
Works of suspense that are so immense, your head melts with tension.
And did I mention I squeal for history with a dash of mystery or a little time travel to help the tale unravel,
Like magic rugs or hugs that carry you over generations, no love’s ever stationary,
Constantly roving where characters’ hearts are growing
Or shrinking. It must get me thinking: wow I didn’t see that coming.
So I keep my story running, I like to write about emotion that’s deep as the ocean,
Steeped in feels with wraparound eels that squirm and wiggle
In toes and fingers; where all excitement lingers and collides.
Eyes wide or maybe shy,
Nervous for what might come by with the turning of a page,
Or a word from a sage to their mentee. Did you mean me?
No, it’s only a character that’s there,
Fighting, loving, laughing, sobbing;
Now you’ve unlocked the ticking of a book cover’s clock,
Because you’ve played the part from the start,
Into shoes that run to or from that song of old: a story told.
Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer, blogger and novelist. She is a member of the SCBWI and has an MA in Creative Writing, awarded by the University of Sussex. She was recently shortlisted by the BBC for their ‘Class Dismissed’ Initiative: a childrens’ comedy script writing competition. She was born and grew up in Co. Meath, Ireland but has lived in the UK for almost fifteen years.
On Twitter: @LivKiernan
Writing for adults: www.OliviaKiernan.com
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