Chocolate Covered Pet Rocks by C. L. Lewis Young Adult Fiction Author

Recently, I was able to visit
a local high school where I was asked by one of the students, “What kind of
books did you read as a kid?” Of course, I laughed and said, “There’s a story behind this. Do you really want to hear about my childhood plight?” To which they loudly replied – “Yes!” (It was either that or go back to class and take that dreaded math test. I had them where I wanted them! 🙂 

I am the youngest in a large family. The two siblings closest to me in age are my two older sisters. They are about a year apart from each other. In fact, when I was a kid people
often mistook them for twins because they looked so much alike. Then I’d come
out from around the corner with a candy bar in one hand and a slightly chocolate covered pet rock in the other, and those same people would say, “Is this the neighbor’s kid?” 
I was younger, a lot younger.
This was my plight. The difference in our ages spans about ten years. It doesn’t
seem like much, but when you’re ‘the littlest’ older siblings can sometimes
leave you out of things – a lot of things. They got to go do “big kid type stuff” while I stayed
home. So the answer to the original question is – Yes! Most definitely, I read a lot of
different books. They helped me go on far  more exciting adventures than my sisters! 
I loved mysteries such as the Nancy Drew series. But by far, the Narnia series by C. S. Lewis was my most favorite all. I used to sit in front of my closet
pretending it was a wardrobe, and I was Lucy ready to go off on another
adventure. Anytime I mention C. S. Lewis, I get asked if I named myself after
him. The honest answer is – No. My real name and initials truly is C. L. Lewis.

Respectfully,

 

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Encouraging the Writer Within by C. L. Lewis author of The Road to Dendura

I’ve been approached countless times by individuals (of all ages) telling me that they love to write and how they’re secretly working on a story. Often times, they share their thoughts and ideas while I try and provide encouragement. 

One of the most brilliant things I can remember is when I was at a book signing and a fifteen year old came up and showed me a manuscript she’d been working on since she was 12!! I thought to myself, WOW! This is totally awesome! It was so precious to me because I understood the sanctity of what I was holding – perseverance and dedication to name a few things…
 

 If you love to write it doesn’t matter your age – do what you love! Write about what interests you. Don’t listen to the “doom and gloom negativity sayers” – because they’ll be plenty of them. 

Unfortunately in this world, people pick out the negatives when there are so many more positives going on. And yes, at times – I’m just as guilty as the next person. Regardless, listen to the peoples’ opinion about your book/thoughts or ideas from whom you respect.

Keep a  notebook handy or a small voice recorder with you so you can write down or speak your thoughts and ideas as they come to you. If you’re like me, ideas come out of nowhere. If I don’t write them down, or record them – they’re lost in the oblivion of the day. 

Respectfully,

Good Books for Teens and Tweens

We have had many people asking for character lists for The Road to Dendura. From what I understand, the powers that be are we are working diligently to get those posted for you. I’d like to personally thank those readers for their interest and patience. 
 
Also know that when you write in to www.creedgriffon.com – please make sure to include a return email in the form so that we can respond to you in a timely manner. I’m excited that book two will be out this year! Know that it will have a quick reference guide for characters and such.
 
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