Engaged To Be Murdered

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Christopher Hunter

When I was in the second or third grade when I noticed my mother's determination to finish John Grisham's "The Firm" after its film adaptation was released. Seeing how she couldn't put the book down made me consider writing. I wanted to create a world where people could escape from their lives and come across characters that are interesting, and relatable.  The genre to write had yet to be chosen.  As a kid I devoured "Great Expectations", "Oliver Twist", "The Hound of Baskervilles", "The Boxcar Kid s Mysteries", and other novels ranging from mysteries, epics, and Southern Gothic. I thought writing was a childhood fantasy that went ignored for several years. In high school I was introduced me to Mary Higgins Clark, America’s queen of suspense. Seeing how she weaves a story was another seed planted. After high school I attended Louisiana Tech University where I majored in computer information systems.  My writing skills were sharpened when I took English 101 and 102 in 2007 and 2008. My confidence in my writing skills  was reignited when my godfather told me that writing is my calling. I dismissed his suggestion because writing is dicey, a game few people win at. The goal of receiving my college degree was fulfilled, but I found myself wanting to know what to do with the rest of my life. I wanted to go to college, get my degree, and was blessed to receive my bachelor’s degree without the crushing weight of student loans hanging over my head. I started working at JP Morgan Chase when writing overwhelmed. I had to write or blog about any idea that came to mind.  A former supervisor and a friend convinced me to go the indie route. I love fashioning a world with words that allow to expand my creativity and feed my soul. When "Engaged To Be Murdered" was published on various websites I was ecstatic. I love writing for numerous reasons. Writing is oxygen for me, it’s my blood supply and allows me to share my Christian faith which the characters use to solve the murders they come across in "The James Ellis Mystery Series".  As I sit here talking about this mystery series I am excited where the novels take me. There are times where I don't even know how the stories pan out which makes journaling, outlining ideas, and crafting character a grand adventure.