Poverty is depressing, demeaning, humiliating, and very, very hard.
As a child, and then as an adult I loved reading rags-to-riches stories because they gave me hope that my own situation might get better one day. More than that, some of those books inspired me to do things in my own real-world life to make things better.
That’s what I want to do with my stories. It’s my wish that these books will entertain, give readers a little escape from their own lives, and maybe even inspire them to dream big and then go for it.