I have always been a reader and a lover of words.
As a child, my favorite way to spend the day was lying on my bed with a book.
I still love that, though I get to do it far less often.
I got hooked on the New Yorker and John McPhee in high school.
I loved how McPhee could take almost anything and show you why it was interesting.
Perhaps because of that, I never aspired to write a novel, only nonfiction.