Growing up in the South, I spent many a day beneath the canopy of an old oak tree, a good book in hand. I came out of the womb with a fanatical love for reading–though while young, I had no favorite genres and no favorite authors. I loved them all.
I cut my teeth on Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary. I devoured every word of every installment in the Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal. I pilfered my mother’s Harlequin and Silhouette romance novels, drinking them in by the hundreds while she wasn’t looking. I perused yard sales and book nooks to garner every Stephen King paperback available. I slept with Dean Koontz’ latest work of art tucked beneath my arm and took long drives with Clive Barker. I made weekly trips to the local library and signed up for every direct-mail book club offer that was ever deposited into my mailbox just so I could read more. More. More!
Oftentimes, with the last page of each book, I would find myself wishing desperately that there was more to the story. I hated for them to end and would sometimes imagine my own continuations, introducing new characters and settings, and constructing new themes and plots. And then one day, it dawned on me. I was creating my own stories! And it was then that I knew. I am a writer!
And so I write.
My tastes these days lean toward YA dystopia and steamy paranormal romances, but inside my books, you’ll find a mix of all the works I’ve ever read. A hefty dose of suspense thrown in with a dash of drama, a bit of humor, and a whole lot of romance.
Inside my books, you’ll find me. The result of a lifetime of reading.
And I can’t wait to meet you.
I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I think you will.
Case Maynard is the author of both young adult and new adult fiction. She lives with her two teenagers in South Georgia, while maintaining a long distance liaison with her oldest daughter and partner in crime in Alaska. She still enjoys reading as often as she can, binge watching anything good on Netflix, and all things NCAA football (Go Noles!).