I'm a 28-year-old aspiring author with a biology degree. When I'm not reading or writing, you can often find me hiking, snapping close-ups of flowers, pinning all the recipes on Pinterest or slaying some villains (I'm easily addicted to video games).
My all-time favorite book and the one that made me decide to start writing would have to be Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith. I also enjoy the work of Robin McKinley, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, Susan Dennard, Alexandra Bracken, Marie Lu, Tamora Pierce, and Sabaa Tahir just to name a few.
It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.
– C. J. Cherryh