Meet Guest Author, Marlena Owens, as featured in this post from The Story Reading Ape Blog.
If I’m going to do this right, I’m going to have to take you to the beginning. My beginning. Next, I will talk about life events that set me on the path to becoming a writer, and natural talents I discovered in myself, as a teenager. Lastly, I will address what it was like to finally publish my first book and consider myself a writer.
Born in a Blizzard
“You are a miracle,” my paternal grandmother always told me. I was born in the blizzard of 1993. March 13th, to be exact. My paternal grandmother always told me that my grandfather drove my mother through 4 feet of snow, in a company work truck, to get my mom to a hospital moments after her water broke. As if that wasn’t enough, I was also only 34 weeks gestation.
The doctors told my mother that if I couldn’t breathe on…
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