I think this quote really explains it for me: “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~Toni Morrison
But my main influence is probably JK Rowling. I didn’t actually like reading much as a kid, I used to play around with Barbie dolls until I started reading Harry Potter. So she has done amazing things for literacy rate, I’m proof.
So after reading HP, I started reading more books, and more. Until I couldn’t hold back and finally started writing.