Story Time on a Mystic Isle
by Mila A. Ballentine
The art of storytelling, a mother’s love, and the places I have yet to explore, inspire me. I have always had an appreciation for improvisational storytelling. So much so, that I would sit on the patio floor when I was a child, with my arms wrapped around my mother’s shin, and my head resting against her fleshy knee, listening as she told my sisters and I unconventional stories about the things she had witnessed or heard about during her time on the British Isles. I remember staying there for a while, thinking about the story she had shared with us and then I looked at her.
“Did those things really happen?” I remember asking, when I could not stand the suspense anymore.
Our eyes met, as she glanced at me with a straight face. “Yes, it really happened.”
I was grateful that she ended my suspense, and yet I no longer saw her solely as a mother. In my eyes, she was a magical being who gave birth to me. Her influence is one of the reasons why my paranormal stories have a lasting impression on readers. I write to honor her memory, creativity, and respect for the mysterious aspects of our world. She is the life force behind every word that I put into print. She lives on through my writing.
Bio: Mila A. Ballentine is a mystery writer who enjoys writing Historical, Crime, Paranormal, and Science Fiction mysteries for a general audience. When she is not writing, Mila enjoys learning about other cultures, traveling, and doing anything that allows her to put her creative energy to use. Her paranormal novel Thin Skin Soul Pinned received an award at the 2014 New York Book Festival in the Science Fiction category.
Visit Mila at… http://milaballentine.blogspot.com.
Mila, thank you for visiting today, it was a pleasure to host you! Best wishes for your continued success!
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
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