“I grew up in what I considered the south, in a small town. It’s where I developed my love of reading. I spent hours escaping to new places and having adventures. All the other kids went back to school with summer tans – I had thicker glasses.
“My first romance novels belonged to my grandmother. My mother loved garage sales, they always had boxes of well-loved romances, and books for a quarter were heaven. As a tween, I found my romances in the library.
“But I never tried to write one. Somewhere along my education, someone told me I wasn’t creative. I never tried to write fiction after that. And then, one day in 2011, I decided to try.
After spending over half my life drafting legal documents, I left when story ideas began to drown out the tick of the billable hour clock. I do still have a day job – and I love almost every minute of it. I But my free time is spent plotting, scheming, researching, and writing.
“I now live farther south than my home town – close enough for my family to visit, but far enough that they can’t drive by and catch me at my computer in my pajamas at noon on a Saturday.”
Mia’s website: http://authormiakay.com/