BY ALMA HAMMOND:
In her own words:
I always knew I wanted to be a writer. It’s hard to explain, really. Growing up, I knew I was
different. My mind always wandered to a far away place. For me, writing is like breathing; it’s
just what I have to do to live.
As a young adult, I was in an abusive relationship. He told me I was stupid and worthless. I
was a nothing; and that I would always be a nothing. Finally, I got the courage to leave.
Fast forward a few years, I found myself very ill. I had a tumor on my brain stem and had to
have surgery. I woke up from surgery unable to read or walk without help from a walker.
After two weeks in the ICU, I was sent home. At one point, I cried because I thought my
dreams had been crushed. And I was broken beyond repair.
But God was with me as He has always been. I am now the author of 6 children’s books
under Two Girls and a Reading Corner, and an actress at a local theater.
I don’t tell you this for pity, but to inspire you to never give up on your dreams.